Trafalgar Square

Canadian Rights Edition

Fall 2011

25 Zoo Girl

51 The White Wand

118 The Boardwalk
Empire A–Z

144 Couture Chocolate

177 Snowball Oranges

225 Kate: Stlye Princess

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The Cruise of the Rolling Junk
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hesperus Press
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Best Friends
A Pop-Up Book
Mark Chambers
A positive celebration of friendship for all children, including those with
special needs
A boy in a wheelchair and his best friend pretend they’re pirates on a ship,
mountain climbers, astronauts, explorers, and Olympic sprinters. But even
when they’re not playing make-believe, they have a great time together doing
everyday things—swimming and basketball—because they’re best friends.
Mark Chambers is a children’s picture book illustrator whose titles include
Build Your Own Fairytale Castle and Pass the Food, Dude!
16 pp • 10 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty
9781857077117 • October • $15.99 (Can $17.99) Cloth • Tango Books

A Pop-Up Book!
A. H. Benjamin
Illustrations by Frances Cony
Fold-out fun ensues when dog needs someplace to safely store his
favorite food
Poor dog! He’s not hungry now, so he needs someplace to hide his juicy
sausages until he eats them later; but there’s always someone around. Join
in the pop-up fun as dog searches for the very best hiding place—and finds
it at last. A sharp text, amusing illustrations, and lots of pop-ups make this
book a treat for small children.
A. H. Benjamin is the author of more than 20 books for children, including Baa! Moo! What Will We Do? and Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple.
Frances Cony is the author of Old Macdonald Had a Farm.
16 pp • 9.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty
9781857077360 • January • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Tango Books

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Simon Abbott
Noisy Pops! include two series of sound books with simple pop-ups and touch-and-feel covers.
Children love sound books, and they’ll love to pull the cord (on the front of the animal books) or push
the button (on the front of the transportation books) to make a corresponding animal or vehicle noise.
Then they can open the pop-up pages, which include simple, fun, and informative texts.
Simon Abbott has created many children’s books, including I Can Draw Pets and Search & Find ABC.

Fire Engine
Push the button on the front of the book to make the sound of a fire engine siren,
then open the pop-up pages. Simple text about what a fire engine does and colorful
illustrations make this a fun book for little children.
10 pp • 6.5 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty
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Terry Burton
Each spread in these little flap books ask questions about how the truck works,
what it does, and more. Lifting the flap reveals both a simple answer and a longer
one for the more curious or older child. At the end of the book the wheels fold out,
the body pushes out, and the entire truck turns into a stand-up model.
Terry Burton is the illustrator of many children’s books, including Magnificent Movers.
Each: 12 pp • 4.5 x 4.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty
December • $5.99 (Can $6.99) Cloth • Tango Books


Fire Engine




Rachel Fuller
Rachel Fuller is a children’s book illustrator whose
titles include My New Baby and Waiting for Baby.
Each: 16 pp • 6.5 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty
$12.99 (Can $14.99) Cloth • Tango Books

All Kinds of Families
A look at all the shapes a family can take, this book encourages kids to cherish all families
What kind of family do you live in? Do you have one parent or two? Are you adopted or fostered or do you live with grandparents? This delightful lift-the-flap book explores all different
kinds of families with fun flaps, wheels, and other paper mechanics as well as a wipe-clean board
for young readers to draw their own families.
9781857077568 • October

All Kinds of Festivals
A beautiful celebration of different festivals in countries and cultures around the world
Most countries have festivals to celebrate the harvest, springtime, or important events that took
places years ago, and this gorgeous survey includes the Mexican Day of the Dead, the Japanese
Cherry Blossom Festival, the Indian festival of Holi, the Chinese Lantern Festival, the Dogon
Mask Festival, and the Bikaner Camel Festival. At the end is a removable poster of Harvest Festivals that features, among others, Thanksgiving and the American Indian Green Corn Festival.
9781857078015 • January

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All Kinds of Babies

All Kinds of Beliefs

All Kinds of Bodies

All Kinds of Fears





All Kinds of Feelings

All Kinds of Homes

All Kinds of People




All Kinds
of Transport


Emma Brownjohn
A collection of lift-the-flap, positive-action titles for small children.
Emma Brownjohn is a freelance illustrator, painter, and muralist. Her clients have included
Absolut Vodka, the Daily Mail, Harrods, House Beautiful, the Independent, Penguin, and Scholastic.

Yes I Can! Be Healthy
A Lift-the-Flap Book
Suggestions for keeping clean and tidy, healthy eating, exercise, and more
good habits are presented in a fun lift-the-flap format, with an attached
“Healthy” game at the end.
18 pp • 6.5 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty/Nonfiction
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Yes I Can! Help
Save the Planet

Yes I Can! Help
Save the Animals


Folding out carousel-style into multiple rooms on multiple stories, these three-dimensional
playbooks each feature an attached storybook about the structure. Children can read the storybook,
then press out the play figures for their own storytelling fun. When they are done playing, the
structure folds back into a book and fastens with the string closing—perfect for travel.
Each: Four-color Interior • Novelty • November • $24.99 (Can $27.99) Cloth • Tango Books

Life in a Castle
Tim Hutchinson
Folding out into eight rooms with two stories, this castle also features a drawbridge and portcullis to raise and lower, a miniature storybook about the family who lived here and how they spent their days, and press-out play figures.
Tim Hutchinson is an art handler at the Tate Gallery in London and the illustrator of such children’s titles as How It Works: Car and How It Works: Plane.
8 x 15 • Ages 5–7 • 9781857077087

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Each: Four-color Interior • Novelty • November • $24.99 (Can $27.99) Cloth • Tango Books

Life in a Watermill
A 3-Dimensional Carousel Book
Tim Hutchinson
Showing children the 3-D working parts of a watermill, this book folds out into 12 rooms
on three stories. It contains a book about the miller, a packet with mill wheels and a hopper to construct, and press-out play figures including the miller, his wife and children, and
customers bringing their grain for milling.
Tim Hutchinson is an art handler at the Tate Gallery in London and the illustrator of such
children’s titles as How It Works: Car and How It Works: Plane.
8.5 x 13.5 • Ages 5–7 • 9781857077377

My Fantasy Pet Shop
Angela Muss
A carousel fold-out on two levels with a ribbon closing, this is any child’s perfect pet shop
A pet shop unlike any other, this store is filled with pets doing all sorts of fun and imaginative
things. Fish are going down waterslides, birds are having a tea party, and hamsters are running
on giant wheels, while dogs are playing football! A little attached reading book and press-out
play figures complete the package.
Angela Muss is the illustrator of 10 Red Robins.
8 x 15 • Ages 3–5 • 9781857078053


Brothers Grimm
Illustrations by Louise Rowe
Louise Rowe is an illustrator.
Each: 14 pp • 8 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Novelty/Classics
December • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Tango Books

Hansel and Gretel
Illustrated in shades of green with touches of other colors, and with stunning pop-ups, this book is one to cherish.

Red Riding Hood
“Sepia-toned collage and a snarling wolf leaping from the page give this
work from a new illustrator an atmosphere all its own.” —Independent
“Its landscape and settings leap from the page in spectacular pop-ups
that add drama and tension to this well-known fairytale.” —Bookseller
“A palette of Autumnal browns and grays characterizes the exquisite collage forest landscapes in this stylish pop-up version of the Grimms’ tale.
. . . Her paper-engineering and artwork command attention . . . an exceptional paper-engineering debut promises well.” —Books for Keeps
A fresh and original retelling of the Red Riding Hood fairy tale with beautiful sepia illustrations and dramatic pop-ups, this is the perfect gift for young
and old.


Let’s Dress!
A Lift-the-Flap Book
Rachel Fuller
Everyone loves dressing up, and here are some of the ways children dress up
around the world
Children from eight countries are shown in traditional costumes—some still worn
today and others worn only for festivals or holidays. Young readers can lift the
31 flaps to read about the clothes. Big gatefolds introduce the children and include instructions for how to tie a kanga, make a lei, and more. For added fun,
kids can press out the cardboard Mexican and West African dolls and dress them.
Rachel Fuller is a children’s illustrator whose titles include My New Baby and
Waiting for Baby.
20 pp • 8.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Novelty
9781857077254 • December • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Tango Books

The Magic Carousel
A Book and Removable 3-D Play Carousel
Susanna Ronchi
A fairy tale storybook and removable carousel model with play figures, all
in one magical package
In an attached six-page storybook, Snow White invites her fairy tale friends
to a fair to ride on a magical carousel. Children can remove the carousel from
the box and simply attach the ends to create a beautiful model, then press out
the play figures of Snow White and her friends and let them ride the fantasy
animals. The carousel can be turned by the ribbon on top, or hung up.
Susanna Ronchi is the illustrator of The Easter Basket.
1,111 pp • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Novelty/Activity
9781857078008 • December • $24.99 (Can $27.99) Cloth • Tango Books


Swan Lake
Ballet Pops
Karen Kellet
The magic and beauty of this most popular of ballets are reproduced in glorious pictures and pop-ups
The text takes the reader from the creation of the ballet Swan Lake and a summary of the acts through the
steps, costumes, and rehearsals, ending with a pop-up stage and press-out characters. It comes complete with
a program, and the pop-ups include a mirrored space where a lone ballerina rehearses as well as exquisite
full stage sets which young readers can populate with press-out characters.
Karen Kellet is the illustratorof The Travelling Circus and a former professional dancer.
14 pp • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Novelty
9781857077315 • December • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Tango Books


Music Pops
Nicola Robinson
Unfold the big orchestra pop-up attached to this book and see the musicians with their 3-D instruments in place—ready to play!
Keep the orchestra pop open while you read the book. Each spread presents a different “family” or section of instruments, offering lots of information about the individual instruments and their role in creating a wonderful
musical experience.
Nicola Robinson is a children’s book illustrator whose clients include Random House, Hodder & Stoughton, and Egmont.
14 pp • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Novelty/Activity
9781857078107 • February • $22.99 (Can $25.99) Cloth • Tango Books

Classic Tales of Horror
A Pop-Up Book
Terry Oakes
This 3-D introduction to quintessentials of the horror genre, complete with a shaped
cover that has die-cuts and a wheel
Five famous spine-tinglers will make young readers gasp, giggle, and shudder as they pull
the tabs and lift the flaps. A summary of each classic—Dracula, Frankenstein, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and The Phantom of the Opera—
is provided along with a brief yet spooky quote. Horrors portrayed in close-up include
Frankenstein’s monster in the lab and the Phantom’s mask being removed.
Terry Oakes is an artist whose work includes a cover for Stephen King’s The Shining, a
Hawkwind album cover, and many Fighting Fantasy games and gamebooks.
22 pp • 10 x 14 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5 to 7 • Novelty
9781857077292 • October • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth • Tango Books


Gini Wade
Each containing either four games or one big game, these books provide children
with everything needed to play—an attached reading book with plenty of information
on the subject, a spinner, removable play pieces, and a storage pocket.
Gini Wade is an artist who has illustrated such children’s books as Dragon and Mousie and the Snow Factory.

The Book of Dragon Myths Pop-Up Board Games
Books fold out into elaborate board games—it’s double the fun, and great
reinforcement for the material kids have just read
Children will find four dragon myths from different parts of the world to read
about—St. George & the Dragon, Quetzalcoatl, Hydra, and Chien Tang. Then
there are four pop-up games to play—great fun and the perfect package for
10 pp • 10 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Novelty/Activity
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The Book of Pop-Up
Board Games

The Book of
Egyptian Pop-Up
Board Games

Ghost Hunters


The Book of Greek
Gods Pop-Up
Board Games


The Book of
The Book of
Greek Myths PopPrehistoric Games
Up Board Games Pop-Up Board Games


The Book of Great
Explorers Pop-Up
Board Games

The Book of
Roman Pop-Up
Board Games

Storm the
Castle Pop-Up
Board Games



Bob Moulder
“Treasure trove of information. Compelling and sweeping picture of a long-gone period.”
—Publishers Weekly on Castles
Pop-up books on popular subjects are packed with information to make learning fun.
Bob Moulder specializes in historical illustration and has produced work for English Heritage,
Hodder & Stoughton, MacMillan, Oxford University Press, and Longman.

Big pictures of warriors and knights come complete with flaps showcasing their armor
From the 5th-century Greek leather armor and 14th-century English steel-plated armor to the patterned armor of 15th
century Japanese knights, protective battle gear throughout history is explored here in beautiful 3-D. Under each flap
is text about the piece and its use, then for each knight there is a 3-D pop-up battle scene with details about the battle and formation.
20 pp • 11 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Novelty
9781857076646 • December • $22.95 (Can $25.99) Cloth • Tango Books


Itsy-Bitsy Babies
Margaret Wild
Illustrations by Jan Ormerod
A highly acclaimed writer and illustrator team up to create
this adorable book for babies and toddlers
“A catchy, rhythmic ode to the activities—and charm—
of the very young. . . . Full of warmth and fun, appealing
visuals and gentle humor, this is a marvelous book to read
while gently bouncing a baby or young child on your
knee.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A charmer for young children. . . . Sure to please baby and
parent alike. . . . Simple, satisfying fare for the very young.”
All the itsy bitsy babies are warm and snug.
All the itsy bitsy babies want to hug, hug, hug!
All the itsy bitsy babies are full of bliss.
All the itsy bitsy babies want to kiss, kiss, kiss!
With charming illustrations and rhythmic text that is perfect for
reading aloud, this wonderful story about the things babies love
to do will inspire endless fun, as babies always love to read about
babies. Descriptions of such familiar activities as playing peeka-boo, clapping, and banging a drum are accompanied by lively illustrations, and will inspire many imitations.
Margaret Wild is an award-winning author who has written more than 40 novels and picture books for children, including Fox,
Little Humpty, and Woolvs in the Sitee. Jan Ormerod is an acclaimed illustrator of more than 50 books for children. Her first
book, Sunshine, won the Mother Goose Award and was listed as an ALA Notable Book. Her other books include the Ballet Sisters series, I Am Not Going to School Today, Moonlight, The Newest Dancer, and Water Witcher.
24 pp • 9 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 2–4 • Picture Books • Little Hare Books
New in Paper: 9781921541896 • November • $8.99 (Can $9.99)
Cloth: 9781921541360 • Available • $15.99 (Can $17.99)


A collectible series of Little Hare modern classics for babies and toddlers—perfect
additions for any new nursery and just the right stories to read at bedtime
Each: 24 pp • 8.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
$12.99 (Can $14.99) Cloth • Little Hare Books

Kisses for Daddy
Frances Watts
Illustrations by David Legge
A playful and heartwarming bedtime story that is full of hugs and kisses!
“Legge’s rounded, glowing, comforting illustrations cleverly embed images of a variety of animals into each scene . . . making each page a delight to study. A satisfying kiss and bonus hug make a fitting end.”
When a grumbly Baby Bear refuses to give his father a goodnight kiss, their
bedtime routine is transformed into a delightful game, as Daddy imagines
all the different sorts of kisses that other animal babies give their dads: “‘Now
what about a big bear kiss for me?’ said Dad. ‘No!’ said Baby Bear. ‘No kiss
for Daddy.’ ‘Oh dear,’ said Daddy, carrying Baby Bear up the stairs. ‘How
about a koala kiss instead? Baby koalas give their daddies cuddly, clingy kisses,
like this . . .’” This warm, affectionate story is perfect for children and their
daddies to share!
Frances Watts has been a bookseller, book reviewer, and book editor. She is
the author of numerous books, including This Dog Bruce and Parsley Rabbit’s Book About Books. David Legge’s whimsical humor and exuberant wit
are evident in all his books, including his bestseller Bamboozled.
9781921541636 • March

The Way I Love You
David Bedford
Illustrations by Ann James
A joyous celebration of affection and friendship, told through beautifully observed moments between a little girl and her dog
“The simple language and clean, colorful artwork make this book
just right for the youngest pet lovers.” —School Library Journal
“The cozy, satisfying refrain, ‘And that’s the way I love you,’ will easily spill off the page and into lap-sitters’ dialogues with their own
loved ones . . . the feathery, scribbly pastels exude an irrepressible joy
that’s very much in the puppy spirit.” —Booklist
I love . . . the way you always care, the way you’re always there . . . That’s
the way I love you.
A triumph of simplicity in words and pictures, it is impossible not to be
moved by this story about a little girl with a big personality, and her longsuffering, much-loved dog.
David Bedford’s picture books have been published around the world. His
books include Big; Big & Small; Bums; Tails; Toes; Tums; In-o-saur, Out-osaur; and One-o-saur, Two-o-saur. Ann James is the illustrator of Little Humpty.
9781921541711 • January


Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House
Libby Gleeson
Illustrations by Freya Blackwood
Two new neighbors discover that friends are what make a house a home
“Outstanding illustrations . . . A great choice for reading to a group or sharing one-on-one.” —School Library Journal
starred review
“Though the story deals with a particular childhood dilemma, Clancy’s feelings are conveyed with a dignity that should
appeal to a wide audience.” —Publishers Weekly starred review
“Will resonate with other children who have felt out of place in new surroundings.” —Booklist
Clancy has just moved. He is missing his old house terribly—the new house is much too big and much too lonely—and he wonders how he will ever make it his home. With the help of his new friend Millie, Clancy builds towers to the sky and trains to
the street outside, and together they build the home that Clancy thought he had lost forever.
Libby Gleeson is the award-winning author of such titles as Cuddle Time and Mahtab’s Story. Freya Blackwood is the author
of Ivy Loves to Give and the recipient of the 2010 Kate Greenaway Medal. They previously collaborated on Half a World Away.
32 pp • 10.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books • Little Hare Books
New in paper: 9781921541902 • September • $9.99 (Can $10.99)
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Magic Beach
A Special 20th Anniversary Edition
Alison Lester
A special hardcover edition of a beloved beach book, featuring a pull-out
poster to pin up
“The lucid, beautifully observed illustrations here are outstanding: a
splendid evocation of summers past and summers still to come.”
—Kirkus Reviews
Filled with fun rhymes and make-believe stories, this wonderfully illustrated
children’s tale offers an imaginative view of a beach that includes swimming,
surfing, and splashing. Imagine a perfect beach where you can swim, surf, splash
through the waves, make sandcastles, hunt for treasures, explore rock pools,
muck about in boats, fish from the jetty, and build a bonfire under the stars.
Imagine a beach where adventure begins. From sandcastles and rock pools to
boats and fish, the realistic scenes evoke images of a summer day along the waterfront where anything can happen.
Alison Lester is the well-known creator of many popular and award-winning children’s books, including Are We There Yet?,
The Circus Horse, The Silver Horse Switch, and The Snow Pony. She is also the author of the board books Bibs and Boots,
Bumping and Bouncing, Crashing and Splashing, and Happy and Sad.
32 pp • 11 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 6 • Picture Books
9781742373126 • March • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Allen & Unwin

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That’s Not a Daffodil!
Elizabeth Honey
A playful story that children will enjoy again and again about an inventive boy, a kindly gardener, a growing friendship, and the promise of a bulb
“Wrought in the same lively spirit as her Don’t Pat the Wombat! . . .
plenty of laughs and drama.” —Publishers Weekly on Fiddleback
When Tom’s neighbor Mr. Yilmaz gives him a brown bulb, Tom can’t believe
it will flower. “That’s not a daffodil!” says Tom. “Well,” says the old gardener.
“Let’s plant it and see.” Tom plays a game of imagination as the daffodil bulb
given to him by his kindly neighbor grows first into a green beak, then turns
into a rocket, and finally into a trumpet of gold. A satisfying tale, playful
repetition, and building anticipation will make children request this story again
and again.
Elizabeth Honey is the author of Don’t Pat the Wombat!, Fiddleback, The
Moon in the Man, Not a Nibble, and Remote Man.
32 pp • 9.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781742372488 • October • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Allen & Unwin


Monkey Red, Monkey Blue
Nicki Greenberg
Alive with color and movement, this celebration of food,
fun, and making a mess is a perfect picture book to share
with very young children
Everybody has gone to bed—but not Monkey Blue and not
Monkey Red. They decide to have a wild midnight feast instead. How much mess can two mischievous monkeys make,
and will Chameleon show his true colors? A silly rumpus of
color, food, and play with two frisky monkeys and one very
mischievous chameleon, this book shows that making a mess
has never been so much fun.
Nicki Greenberg is the author and illustrator of It’s True! An
Octopus Has Deadly Spit and the creator of graphic novel
adaptations of The Great Gatsby and Hamlet.
24 pp • 8.5 x 8.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781742374437 • September • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth
Allen & Unwin


Precious Little
Julie Hunt and Sue Moss
Illustrations by Gaye Chapman
Beneath a magical glittering cover, absolutely lush,
richly detailed circus artwork provides the perfect
backdrop for a unique story of friendship, perseverance, and the power of taking a chance
“Chapman’s intricate, dew-dappled flowers recall
turn-of-the-century illustration; it’s an invitation
to indulge in a flight back to another time.”
—Publishers Weekly on Little Blue
Take the Hope or the Dream or the Song or the Dance.
You might choose the Joke. You might take the Chance.
Take the Risk or the Scare or the Stunt or the Rip.
What prize will you pick from today’s lucky dip?
Precious Little wants to be a trapeze artist but no one
in the circus encourages her—apart from Fat Chance
and Tough Luck, who run the prize game called the
“lucky dip.” Precious Little practices her skills, but it’s
only when she takes a risk in the lucky dip that she really takes off. This is a heart-stirring story about the
rewards of perseverance, friendship, and taking a
chance, with text that does a running somersault
throughout the tale and intricate, layered artwork that
is a feast for the eyes.
Julie Hunt is the author of the Little Else series. Sue Moss is a poet, performer, and reviewer. Gaye Chapman is the author and
illustrator of Little Blue, and the illustrator of Kaito’s Cloth.
32 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781741751475 • September • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Allen & Unwin


The Vegetable Ark
A Tale of Two Brothers
Kim Kane
Illustrations by Sue deGennaro
A clever, humorous picture book about a pair of brothers with two totally different approaches to a crisis
We all know the story of Noah’s Ark. But do we? In this gleeful twist on the original
tale, Noah has a brother, Neil—and Noah and Neil are very different. Noah is wealthy
and a bit of a show-off, while Neil hums songs about peace. Noah brokers deals with
a tense frown, while Neil wears his hair long and chats dreamily to potted plants. When
it rains for 40 days and 40 nights, the race to find land is on. Sue deGennaro’s inventive and charming artwork perfectly complements Kim Kane’s delightfully clever story
of deep dark ark rivalry.
Kim Kane is a lawyer and author. Sue deGennaro is the illustrator of The Princess and
the Packet of Frozen Peas and The Tomorrow Book and has been short-listed for the
Children’s Book Council of Australia Crichton Award 2010.
32 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
9781741759969 • October • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Allen & Unwin

The Tall Man and the Twelve Babies
Tom Niland Champion and Kilmeny Niland
Illustrations by Deborah Niland
From a family team, this hilarious story is a riotous triumph of problem-solving
In a big, big city,
In a tiny, tiny apartment,
Lived a tall, tall man
And twelve babies.
All the boys were called Alistair.
All the girls were called Charlene.
One day the door slams shut . . . with the Charlenes on one side and the Alistairs on
the other. What will the tall man do?
Tom Niland Champion is a radio reporter. His father Kilmeny Niland is the a author
of Two Bad Teddies and Two Tough Teddies. Deborah Niland is the illustrator of Annie’s
Chair, Let’s Play, and When I Was a Baby.
32 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781742371153 • November • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Allen & Unwin


I Wish . . .
Nick Ward
Filled with magical nighttime illustrations, this is the perfect bedtime tale
to share before settling into a dream-filled sleep
“Charming . . . A great choice for sharing one-on-one or for storytime.” —School Library Journal on Come On, Baby Duck!
In this magical picture book, a little boy and his teddy bear embark on an
amazing journey of the imagination that takes them flying through the night’s
starry sky and splashing into the sea. There they are lifted onto a whale’s
back and continue their journey, gliding majestically past galleons laden with
gold, flanked by shoals of tiny bright fishes. Their journey continues through
the night as they fly over the silent rooftops, and finishes safely back in bed.
It’s a sleepy-time adventure to savor again and again.
Nick Ward is the author of Come On, Baby Duck!; Don’t Eat the Babysitter; Don’t Eat the Teacher; the Farmer George series; and Squash the Spider!
32 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781843651918 (Replaces 9781844581269) • November
$7.99 (Can $8.99) Paper Reissue • Pavilion Children’s

Who Tickled Tilly?
Mandy Stanley
A very sweet, gentle story about a search for a mysterious tickler
Meet Tilly the lamb, an irresistible character for very young children. Tilly
was snoozing in the sun when someone tickled her nose, but when she looked
around, no one was there. Tilly decides to investigate, and so begins a gentle search for the culprit. Crow claims he was too busy to tickle her nose and
suggests she ask Frog. Frog says no in his bubbly voice and splashes into the
water. The baby rabbits shake their head in unison. Who could it be?
Mandy Stanley worked as a children’s-wear designer before setting up her
own design company. She has designed a wide range of products for babies and children including some award-winning toys. She now concentrates
on writing and illustrating children’s books.
32 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781843651925 • November • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Paper
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Ben’s Book
Nanette Newman
Illustrations by Georgie Birkett
As amusing as it is instructive, this picture book teaches
children about the joys of reading and sharing stories
When Ben receives a book for his birthday, he’s not sure what
to do with it. Perhaps it would make a good tunnel for his
cars, or an exciting new hat? But none of the uses he comes
up with seem quite right—until he shows it to his older sister Lulu, who knows exactly what a book is for! This is a
story to encourage young readers, enlivened by bright,
friendly artwork.
Nanette Newman’s books include The Little Book of Kids’
Talk and My Granny Was a Frightful Bore. Georgie Birkett
is the author and illustrator of The Big Night-Night Book
and Is This My Nose?
32 pp • 10.5 x 10.5 • Four-color Interior
Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781843651932 (Replaces 9781844581252) • October
$9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper Reissue • Pavilion Children’s


The Mice of Nibbling Village
Margaret Greaves
Illustrations by Jane Pinkney
Long out of print, these poems about mice busily going about their domestic activities—baking bread, reading by candlelight—are accompanied by quaint, cozy watercolors
“The poems, mostly about baking, cleaning, gathering eggs, and the
like, have strong rhythms and solid rhyme patterns. . . . in collections
where books such as Jill Barklem’s Brambly Hedge series are popular,
this will be, too.” —School Library Journal
Come and visit Nibbling Village. It’s a secret place inhabited by Victorianattired mice who spend their time cooking, sewing, cleaning, and, of course,
nibbling. With wonderfully atmospheric and old-fashioned illustrations bringing the village of Nibbling to life, these tales are perfect for fans of Beatrix Potter.
Margaret Greaves is the author of Stories from the Ballet and Tattercoats.
Jane Pinkney has illustrated such picture books as Cut from the Same Cloth
and Undersea Animals.
32 pp • 4 x 5.5 • 16 Color Illustrations • 16 B/W Illustrations
Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781843651895 • November • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth
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Dancing with Grandma
Rosemary Mastnak
A beautiful new picture book that captures the special and playful bond
between grandmothers and their granddaughters
When little Anya dresses up, she and her Grandma dance their way around
the house. This enchanting story full of warmth and joy captures those precious, playful moments that bond children and their grandparents. A beautiful full-color postcard is included in the back of the book for granddaughters
to take off and mail to their own grandma.
Rosemary Mastnak is a watercolor artist, a grandmother, and the author
of Cooking with Grandma.
28 pp • 12 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9781921288906 • November • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth
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The Lion Storyteller Book of Animal Tales
Bob Hartman
Illustrations by Krisztina Kállai Nagy
Appealing illustrations complement the action of the words in these fun animal
stories, capturing the mood of each story and bringing animals, birds, and insects vividly to life
“The author is an excellent storyteller . . . and he brings to life the characters
and events vividly to life.” —Association of Christian Teachers Digest
Over his many years as a professional storyteller, Bob Hartman has told stories
about a menagerie of creatures—big and small, tame and scary, real and mythical.
This wide-ranging collection contains more than 35 of his favorites—from
retellings of well-loved traditional tales and little-known legends to several original stories thrown in for good measure. These entertaining tales are drawn from
all corners of the globe and feature a wide variety of animal characters. More than
just a collection of animal stories, many of these fun-filled accounts will also inspire children to think about right and wrong.
Bob Hartman is a highly acclaimed storyteller and the author of more than a dozen
books, including The Three Billy Goats’ Stuff!, The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book, The Lion Storyteller Easter Book, and Noah’s
Big Boat. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Krisztina Kállai Nagy is the illustrator of such children’s books as Cuddle Up,
The Lion Storyteller Bible, The Lion Storyteller Christmas Book, Night Night, and Who’s Hiding?
128 pp • 8.5 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Fiction
9780745961316 • October • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

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Rebecca Elliott
Toby and Clemmie return in this touching and amusing sequel to Just
Because, proving that even a scary hospital can be a place for fun if
you have the right attitude and the support of someone you love
“Truly lovely. . . . It is indeed for all readers, all children, and all
adults.” —Michael Rosen, children’s poet and former UK
Children’s Laureate on Just Because
“This delightful, warm, beautifully illustrated picture book deserves a place on every bookshelf.” —Jacqueline Wilson, author,
Girls in Love, on Just Because
“Rebecca Elliott sees and reads colors to great effect.” —Carousel
Toby loves his big sister Clemmie. She always looks after him and he
looks after her—no matter what. Toby knows his sister is very brave,
but when she has to go to the hospital again, they both have to help each
other face their fears. Together, they still find ways to have fun and make
the hospital a much better place. Their uplifting story will be loved by
parents and children alike who find themselves in a similar situation,
and will help encourage children to ease their fears and feel better about
spending time in intimidating hospitals. Toby and Clemmie first appeared
in Just Because, in which Toby paints us a picture of his super big sister and all the things they do together—just because.

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Rebecca Elliott has illustrated several children’s books, including
Jungle Tumble, Monkey Tumbles, My Nativity Jigsaw Book, and My
Noah’s Ark Jigsaw Book.
32 pp • 8.5 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
9780745962979 • February • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth
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Just Because
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Zoo Girl
Rebecca Elliott
A strikingly illustrated story with a heartwarming message
about family, love, belonging, and home at its heart
“Truly lovely. . . . It is indeed for all readers, all children,
and all adults.” —Michael Rosen, Children’s poet and
former UK children’s Laureate on Just Because
“Children will easily engage with the emotions of a little
girl who longs to be loved. . . . Children will talk endlessly
about this book, and teachers will love it.” —Bookseller
“Rebecca Elliott sees and reads colors to great effect.”
Zoo girl has no family. In the children’s home, she feels lost and
alone. On a trip to the zoo, she is accidentally left behind. But
the animals love her—and when she’s discovered by the zoo keepers snuggled in a cage with the tigers then brought back to the
orphanage, she doesn’t want to go. Thankfully, the keepers know
when they first see her that they have found a daughter at last,
and return shortly with adoption papers to take her home with
them. Zoo girl has found her family at last! Written with just one
or two words a page, this simple tale about finding one’s place
in life is sure to resonate with children everywhere.
Rebecca Elliott has illustrated several children’s books, including Jungle Tumble, Monkey Tumbles, My Nativity Jigsaw Book,
and My Noah’s Ark Jigsaw Book. She is the author and illustrator
of Just Because.
32 pp • 8.5 x 10 • Four-color Interior
Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
9780745963235 • February
$14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s


You Are Very Special
With a Special Surprise for You Inside!
Su Box
Illustrations by Susie Poole
A picture book that helps even the youngest of children learn to value him or
herself, and to realize that each and every person is unique and special
Simple text and lively illustrations help to open the reader’s eyes to their own personality in this delightful story about the importance of being unique. Through the
text, children will view their value as an individual as well as their specific importance
as a part of the wonder of creation. The surprise ending—a mirror in which children can identify themselves—will help younger children put the life-affirming message of this book firmly into place.
Su Box is the author of several children’s books, including My Book of Poems, The
Christmas Cat, The Christmas Star, and Poems and Prayers for a Better World. Susie
Poole is the illustrator of The Good Samaritan, Hugs, The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book, and Sleepy Jesus. Together they collaborated on The First Rainbow.
12 pp • 5 x 5.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Board Books/Novelty
9780745963006 • October • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Board Book • Lion Children’s

Pennie Kidd
Illustrations by Rosalind Beardshaw
A warm and friendly book showing that you don’t have to be perfect to be loved
The simple text in this precious book about self-acceptance portrays everyday
childhood “disasters”—whether a result of clumsiness, naughtiness, or willfulness—and gently raises the idea of saying sorry and asking for forgiveness when
a mistake is made. It is designed to reassure young children that they are loved
even when things go wrong. Bold color illustrations featuring familiar scenes
from a child’s day—such as drawing on walls, spilling a cup of juice, staining
a dress, or falling down and scraping a knee—will capture the attention of young
readers and listeners, showing the gentle message of the story and proving that
children will be loved by their parents no matter what.
Pennie Kidd is the author of Hugs: A Special Bedtime Prayer, Sleepy Jesus, Teach
Me to Pray, and Teach Me to Love. Rosalind Beardshaw is the illustrator of
Grandpa’s Surprise, Grandma’s Beach, I Am a Princess!, and I Am a Spaceman!
32 pp • 9 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books
9780745948928 • November • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper
Lion Children’s


The Three Billy Goats’ Stuff!
Bob Hartman
Illustrations by Jaqueline East
From master storyteller Bob Hartman comes a witty retelling of the classic fable,
featuring a badly misbehaved troll!
“Lavish use of white space, clever illustrations, and an unusual typeface create
an attractive package.” —School Library Journal
“A hilarious take on the traditional Three Billy Goats Gruff . . . a great story
with loads of potential for exploring alternative plots as well as issues surrounding bullying. Most of all, this topsy-turvy tale is ideal for reading aloud
and getting into the spirit of a good old storytime.” —Childhood Education
At the playground of the Traditional Academy for Small Furry Animals and the Odd
Mythical Creature, there is an obnoxious troll who likes to hide beneath the jungle
gym. He is big and strong, so his favorite thing to do is to bully his classmates around.
But one day the troll goes too far, and a big surprise teaches him an important lesson.
Enriched by witty and whimsical illustrations on every page, this new edition of the
text comes complete with an audio CD that contains the story read by the author.
Bob Hartman is the author of numerous children’s books, including Dinner in the Lions’ Den, The Easter Angels, The Lion
Storyteller Bedtime Book, and The Wolf Who Cried Boy. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jacqueline East is the author of
the Wiggle-Waggles series and the illustrator of numerous children’s books, including The Big Bad Rumor, Five Little Monkeys,
and My Dad!
32 pp • 8.5 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Includes CD • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books/Folklore
9780745960227 • September • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Lion Children’s

The Biggest Thing in the World
Kenneth Steven
Illustrations by Melanie Mitchell
Featuring a fold-out final page and an adorable cast of animal characters, this
loving story is about a curious little polar bear
As a little polar bear cub explores with his mother, he discovers many huge and
wonderful things. Each object is bigger than the last, and the cub always asks his
mother: “Is that the biggest thing in the world?” But each time his mother answers,
“No.” After much exploration, the cub eventually finds out that the biggest thing
in the world is love.
Kenneth Steven is the author of The Bearer of Gifts, Imagining Things and Other
Poems, and The Sea Mice and the Stars. Melanie Mitchell is the author of Good
Morning and the First Step Nonfiction series, and is the illustrator of the See and
Say! series.
32 pp • 8.5 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books • Lion Children’s
New in Paper: 9780745961071 • November • $8.99 (Can $9.99)
Cloth: 9780745962047 • Available • $8.99 (Can $9.99)


Colin Thompson
Ruby was made in 1934 by Austin Motor Company—she’s shiny, she’s
beautiful, and this is her story
“Colin Thompson’s enigmatic artwork once again takes center
stage.” —Publishers Weekly on Falling Angels
Gorgeously illustrated with pictures so intricate they can occupy readers for hours on end, this is the story of Ruby, a beloved vintage car that
once belonged to author Colin Thompson in real life. While flipping
through the pages of the lavish interior, enjoy all the colorful details, but
be sure to pay attention! There are clues to the six letters and numbers
that make up Ruby’s license plate number hidden throughout the book,
and readers are encouraged to join in on finding them as they learn where
Ruby comes from and what makes her unique.
Colin Thompson has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award
for the novel How to Live Forever and the CBC Picture Book of the Year
for The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley. He is also the author
of The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness, The Dragons series, The Floods
series, and Free to a Good Home. He has been short-listed for many other
awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award—the most prestigious children’s literature prize in the world.
32 pp • 9 x 11.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books
9781742750897 • November • $12.99 (Can $14.99) Paper
Random House Australia

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Jimmy Thomson
Illustrations by Eric Löbbecke
Jimmy Thomson is the author of Snitch. Eric Löbbecke is an award-winning illustrator and cartoonist for books,
newspapers, and magazines. He has won two Walkley awards for best illustration as well as multiple Stanley awards
for illustration and cartooning. He currently illustrates for the Australian, the Daily Telegraph, and the Sunday
Telegraph. He is also the illustrator of The Galumpher, Purple Snow, and What Rot!
Each: 32 pp • 9 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Picture Books • Random House Australia

The Koala Who Bounced
Follow along with Karri the koala as he discovers just how useful being
different can be
Karri discovers he is quite different from the other koalas when he falls
out of the tree—and bounces! But what good is being able to bounce when
nobody else can do it with you and you have no friends? Karri feels lonely
and not very special at all. Then one day he bounces up into a tree and
finds out just how useful he can be! Perfect for teaching love and acceptance,
little ones will love the bright, whimsical artwork as they watch Karri learn
important lessons about friendship and self-esteem.
9781742752242 (Replaces 9780091828974) • December
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The Koala Bounces Back
Karri the bouncing koala finally has a peaceful home and many friends
in the bush—until a group of terrifying felines arrives and threatens to
ruin all the fun
At long last, Karri finally feels at home among his friends in the bush—
that is, until a gang of fearsome cats shows up and begins to scare everyone in sight. What can Karri do? The cats don’t want to stop chasing the
bush creatures, and they don‘t want to leave, either. After all, they need
somewhere to live too. The cats strike a deal with Karri. They’ll play a game
for it, and whoever wins gets to stay. It’s a risky move—where will Karri
and his friends go if they lose?
9781742750071 • January • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth


I Am Thomas
Libby Gleeson
Illustrations by Armin Greder
The author of Mahtab’s Story and the author of The Island team up to bring young readers another powerful social justice-related work—an inspiring, thought-provoking picture book about
finding one’s way in the world
“A striking piece of literature.” —School Library Journal on Mahtab’s Story
A great choice for reading to a group or sharing one-on-one.” —School Library Journal
starred review of Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House
“You must do as you’re told.”
“Let the army make you a man.”
“Your country needs your vote.”
As the voices in his life crowd in on him, Thomas looks for another way, refusing to conform to
the expectations and demands of family and community. A loner, Thomas refuses to feel lonely, an
inspiring choice in this masterful tale of questioning authority and resisting oppression. Powerful
illustrations and a spare text make a parable of Thomas’s journey, which reflects the courage we
all need to find our passion and be ourselves.
Libby Gleeson is the award-winning author of such titles as Clancy & Millie and the Very Fine House, Half a World Away, and
Mahtab’s Story. Armin Greder is an art instructor and a former graphic designer. He is the award-winning author of The City
and The Island and illustrator of Danny in the Toolbox, An Ordinary Day, Princess and the Perfect Dish, and Uncle David.
32 pp • 8.5 x 12.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Picture Books
9781742373331 • October • $19.99 (Can $21.99) Cloth • Allen & Unwin

Sam and His Dad
Serge Bloch
From the author of Reach for the Stars and one of the major illustrators of his
generation, a joyful and funny celebration of ordinary family life
“Chic, inventive illustration by Serge Bloch.” —Wall Street Journal on The Enemy
When I grow up, I want to be like my dad.
Sam’s dad is an artist, and Sam’s life is full of creativity, exploration, and adventure. Serge Bloch’s semiautobiographical picture book shows life through Sam’s eyes,
as he plays with his little brother, goes to the park, visits a farm, and goes on holiday—all in the company of the long-suffering but affectionate Dad he loves so much.
This beautiful picture book captures the little details that excite a child’s imagination and the quirky ways they interpret the adult world. It’s a book any child
can see themselves in and relate to.
Serge Bloch has worked as an editorial illustrator for the Chicago Tribune, the Los
Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington
Post, as well as New York Magazine and Time. He is the author and illustrator of
Butterflies in My Stomach and Other School Hazards, Reach for the Stars, and You
Are What You Eat, and he illustrated The Enemy, I Love Kissing You, and I Can’t Wait, which was an ALA Batchelder Honor
Book. He recently received a Gold Medal from the American Society of Illustrators. He lives in Paris and New York City.
40 pp • 8 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 4–8 • Picture Books
9780980607086 • March • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth • Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd

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How to Cook Children
A Grisly Recipe Book
Martin Howard
Illustrations by Colin Stimpson
Attention gastronomical ghouls and culinary crones! A mouth-watering collection
of child-based recipes from the top chef witches around!
“Quite simply the best book for cooking with children ever written. The recipes
are mouth-watering and Esmelia Sniff is a laugh-out-loud kitchen nightmare.
There are very few chefs who can change the way we think about food, but
thanks to Esmelia and her pointy-hatted friends I’ll be putting youngsters on the
menu in all my restaurants from now on.” —Gordon Ramsay
“The many small and large humorous pictures throughout are prominent
against the white pages. Stimpson has worked with Walt Disney Feature Animation, and his slick, colorful style shows it.” —School Library Journal
Every dish in this very unique cookbook has one thing in common: the main ingredient is children! Many famous culinary witches have contributed—from Barfa StewWart to India’s favorite Kideeta Skingh and Janie Groviller from Britain—and each
of their recipes is introduced by the general editor Esmelia Sniff. Recipes range from such tangy delights as Seared Tina in Boy
Sauce on a Bed of Fragrant Lice to the more filling Bratwurst and Upset Cabbage to sweet Flat Jacks. Featuring a dark subject
matter but laugh-out-loud jokes, absurd characters, and beautiful illustrations, this is the perfect cookbook for parents and children alike.
Martin Howard is the author of The Bad Dog’s Diary and Bad Dog’s Diary: Blake’s Progress. Colin Stimpson is an illustrator
who has worked for Steven Spielberg’s Amblimation studio and for Disney Feature Animation. He is the illustrator of The
Poison Diaries.
80 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 9–12 • Picture Books •Pavilion Children’s
New in Paper: 9781843651796 • October • $9.99 (Can $10.99)
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Tales from Ancient Worlds
Shahrukh Husain
Illustrations by Bee Willey
A beautifully illustrated anthology of myths from six ancient
worlds—Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Vikings, Indian Myths, and
African Myths
“Extracts from the mighty epic poems . . . have been lovingly parceled into beautiful morsels for the younger
enjoyment . . . The illustrations are sublimely beautiful yet
convey the full strength of the super warring kings, gods
and demons . . . I love the book as much for its aesthetic
qualities as for the mysticism and wonder of the stories.”
—Child Education
Dramatic traditional stories are retold in a spare, lyrical style, but
retain the strength and flavor of the original ancient myths in this
collection from ancient civilizations around the world. Such complex stories as Greece’s “How Zeus Came to Power,” the Vikings’
“Odin and the Tree of Life,” and Africa’s “Anansi and the Stories” are brought alive through spare narrative, richly evocative
pictures, and plenty of extra information such as character family trees and abundant sidebars offering additional historical background.
Shahrukh Husain is a children’s author specializing in mythology, legend, and religion. Her titles include Demons, Gods & Holy
Men from Indian Myths & Legends and Stories from the Opera.
Her adult titles include Virago Book of Erotic Myths and Legends. Bee Willey is the illustrator of more than 20 children’s books,
including Bob Robber and Dancing Jane, for which she was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway prize, and How to Be a Princess.
She also worked on the packaging for Mattel’s Fairytopia Barbie range.
168 pp • 7.5 x 9 • 110 Color Photos • Four-color Interior
Ages 11 & Up • Folklore
9780237543839 • October • $17.99 (Can $19.99) Paper
Evans Brothers


Charles Dickens
Retold by Hilary Burningham
Illustrations by Chris Rowlatt
Favorite Dickens titles retold in graphic format, with speech bubbles and a simplified text,
are ideal for drawing in readers who struggle with Dickens in the original form. The titles in this series
use all the drama and excitement of comics while introducing the story lines and characters. Some of the
flavor of the original stories is retained in quotes and speech bubbles.
Charles Dickens (1812–1870) is considered one of the English language’s greatest writers.
Hilary Burningham is a former teacher and the author of the Graphic Shakespeare series.
Chris Rowlatt is also the illustrator of the Graphic Dickens David Copperfield.
Each: 72 pp • 6 x 9 • Ages 11 & Up • Classics/Graphic Novels
September • $12.99 (Can $14.99) Paper • Evans Brothers

Great Expectations
In the cold, misty Kent marshes—Pip, an orphan, is terrified when an escaped convict appears out of the gloom and threatens him, and then the strange and sinister Miss Havisham
sends for him. What will Pip do when he discovers he has come into riches—and will he
ever find out who his benefactor is?

Oliver Twist
London in the 1830s is dirty, dangerous, and no place for a young orphan. Oliver Twist
must use all his wits to stay out of the clutches of a gang of pickpockets, thieves, and
murderers. Will he stay safe long enough to discover the truth about who he really is?


Happy Christmas, Little Bear
Margaret Allum
Illustrations by Angela Swan
Little Bear learns that Christmas means more than getting gifts
“Gets across the message that companionship with family and shared
fun are more important than receiving gifts.” —Kirkus Reviews
Little Bear’s Christmas list was so long that it covered two pieces of paper.
“I’m not sure if Santa can manage all that,” said Mommy Bear.
“Yes he can,” said Little Bear. “Or it won’t be a happy Christmas.”
Little Bear is excited about Christmas, especially when he dreams of all the
presents he is going to get. But when Christmas Day arrives and Little Bear
discovers that not all the presents under the tree belong to him, Christmas
seems much less exciting. How can Little Bear have a happy Christmas without lots of presents?
Margaret Allum is the author of How Many Peas in a Pod? Angela Swan
is the illustrator of the Magic Kitten series.
32 pp • 10 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 2–6 • Picture Books/Seasonal
New in Paper: 9781921714870 • October • $8.99 (Can $9.99)
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Christmas Surprise
Jonathan Reed
Illustrations by Jenny Hale
Who sews Santa’s red warm suit? Lift the flap . . . Mrs. Claus. Who wears a carrot for a nose? Lift the flap . . . Snowman.
Featuring appealing Christmas characters, this interactive lift-the-flap book is full of
vibrant, decorative illustrations. When the flaps are lifted on each page, the original
picture is transformed into a new picture that illustrates a Christmas concept. The new,
large format is perfect for a holiday gift.
Jonathan Reed is coauthor of the Princess Poppets series, which includes All in a Day,
Alphabet, and Around the World. Jenny Hale is the illustrator of numerous books in
the Double Delight and Princess Poppets series.
16 pp • 8.5 x 11 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Picture Books/Seasonal
9781921714887 (Replaces 9781921272592) • October • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth
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My Little Easter Story
Christina Goodings
Illustrations by Claudine Gévry
A gorgeously illustrated small-format retelling of the Easter story,
ideal for preschoolers
Long ago, in Galilee, lived a man named Jesus. He told people how
to live as friends of God. “Do for others what you want them to
do for you,” he told them. “Love one another—even those who are
unkind to you. Forgive others, and God will forgive you.”
This simple and sincere retelling of the Easter story is perfect for
young children, introducing them to the great story at the heart of
the Easter festival and its message of love. Bright illustrations help
the story along, telling little children about all the events of the
first Easter as told in the gospels. Key points include Jesus’ entry
into Jerusalem and Palm Sunday, Jesus’ clearing of the temple, the
last supper and Judas’ betrayal, Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection,
the appearance of the risen Jesus to the women at the tomb, and
the spreading of the good news throughout the world.
Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Growing Green, Growing Strong; I Want to Know About
Jesus; I Want to Know About the Bible; Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories; and My Nativity Jigsaw Book. Claudine Gévry is the illustrator
of such titles as Baby’s Hug-a-Bible, My Little Christmas Story, and
One Little Penguin and His Friends.

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Simon and the Easter Miracle
A Traditional Tale for Easter
Mary Joslin
Illustrations by Anna Luraschi
Together with sophisticated artwork, a picture book retelling of a traditional European tale, with the events and meaning of the first Easter at its heart
“Beautiful book of prayers.” —School Library Journal on The Lion Book of
Day-by-Day Prayers
Both thought-provoking and engaging, this is the story of Simon of Cyrene—“a man
coming in from the country,” as the Gospels refer to him—who was ordered to carry
Jesus’ cross. Over the centuries, his story has been woven into Polish folklore; when
Simon the farmer brings his wares to market, little does he expect how he will be involved in the events of that very special day, nor how his produce—of bread, eggs,
and wine—will become important symbols of Jesus’ passion and resurrection, remembered throughout the ages.
Mary Joslin is the author of The Lion Book of Best-Loved Prayers, The Lion Book
of Day-by-Day Prayers, The Lion Day-by-Day Bible, On That Christmas Night, and
The Story of the Cross. Anna Luraschi is the illustrator of numerous books, including Bedtime Rhymes, Twelve Dancing Princesses, Stories for Little Children, and The
Usborne Book of Christmas Poems.
32 pp • 8.5 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Religious
9780745960586 • February • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

The Three Trees
A Traditional Folktale
Elena Pasquali
Illustrations by Sophie Windham
An American folktale that evokes the wonder of Jesus’ life with astonishing profundity and simplicity

A Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club selection
Three forest trees dream of what they will one day become. One dreams of becoming
a royal throne, one of being a ship that can withstand any storm, and one longs
to stay in the forest and grow as tall as tall can be. When they are felled, it seems
their dreams are over. But as each tree is crafted into a new item—a manger, a fishing boat, and a rugged cross—it becomes clear that through the role they play in
one important life their hopes are more than fulfilled. This traditional folktale is
accompanied by stylish artwork and will help set the Christmas and Easter stories
into the overall context of the Christian faith.
Elena Pasquali is the author of Go Hare and Tortoise Go!, Mrs Noah’s Vegetable
Ark, Prayers for Little Angels, and Run Little Chicken Run! Sophie Windham has
illustrated a number of children’s books, including Henny Penny, Harold and the
Duck, and The Obvious Elephant, and Unicorns! Unicorns!, for which she was
short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
32 pp • 8 x 10 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Religious
9780745962894 • September • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s


Jesus’ Friends
My Book of Bible People
Christina Goodings
Illustrations by Claire Henley
Meet the friends of Jesus in this colorful tabbed board book, designed to
appeal to toddlers
A very simple text and bright illustrations of big smiley faces introduce us to
a variety of Bible characters—John, Peter, Mary Magdalene, Zacchaeus, Jairus’
daughter, and all the little children—in this loveable tribute to Jesus’ friends.
Each person has something positive to say about the good things that Jesus
did for them in their lives. The tabbed pages make it easy for toddlers to select the character they want to read about and offer a touch of interactivity
that will keep them engaged as they learn more about who Jesus was and why
he was special.
Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby
Rhymes and Bedtime Blessings, Growing Green, Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories,
My Navitity Jigsaw Book, and the Bartimouse series. Claire Henley is the author of numerous children’s titles, including the All Join In series, the Drive
It series, the Fairy Petals series, and the In My Bed series.
12 pp • 8.5 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Board Books/Religious
9780745962528 • February • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Board Book • Lion Children’s

A Gift for a Little Child’s Baptism
Sophie Piper
Illustrations by Caroline Williams
Simple prayers and appealing illustrations make this precious book a delight to
give on the occasion or anniversary of a baptism or christening
A selection of modern and traditional blessings touch on the values that a grownup wishes for every newly baptized child in this adorably illustrated baptism companion. Themes include love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, and self-control. The book also includes a dedication page to record the
date of the baptism, the name of the child, and the godparents.
Sophie Piper is the author of numerous religious books for children, including the
Bible Story Time series, An Arkful of Animal Prayers, Goodnight Prayers, How to
Be Good, The Lion Read & Know Bible, and Thinking of Heaven. Caroline Williams
is a professional illustrator whose titles include Blessings for a Baby Boy, Blessings
for a Baby Girl, and Everyone Needs a Friend.
64 pp • 5.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Religious
9780745962511 • October • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

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The Lion Book of Two-Minute Parables
Elena Pasquali
Illustrations by Nicola Smee
A collection of 10 of Jesus’ most famous stories, retold at a quick pace—
offering the perfect solution for short story times with little ones
“A charming collection . . . short tales that are full of good humor and just
the right length to make the perfect bedtime read.” —Armadillo magazine
Retold in a short, entertaining narrative with quirky illustrations that help add
to the momentum, each story in this collection is taken from one of Jesus’ most
famous parables. The playful feel is enhanced by join-in labels and speech bubbles, so that children can share in the fun. Parables include The Sower, The
Merchant and the Pearl, The Man Who Could Not Pay, Ten Bridesmaids, The
Great Feast, and more—covering all the well-known stories a parent would
want their child to know and learn from.
Elena Pasquali is the author of Go Hare and Tortoise Go!, Mrs Noah’s Vegetable Ark, Prayers for Little Angels, and Run Little Chicken Run! Nicola Smee
is an experienced illustrator. Together they have collaborated on Two-Minute
Animal Stories, Two-Minute Bedtime Stories, and Two-Minute Bible Stories.
48 pp • 8.5 x 9 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Religious
9780745962016 • February • $12.99 (Can $14.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

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I Can Say a Prayer
Sophie Piper
Illustrations by Emily Bolam
Saying a prayer doesn’t always have to be just for bedtime—this delightful
guide includes the perfect prayer for any time of day or night
This colorful little book helps parents and toddlers learn that each moment
in the day can be a time for prayer and reflection. Emily Bolam’s colorful illustrations show children learning to pray through simple everyday activities—
counting fingers, washing hands, making music, or walking along a path—while
the selection of traditional and new prayers included offer just the right words
for each occasion.
Sophie Piper is the author of numerous religious books for children, including the Bible Story Time series, An Arkful of Animal Prayers, Goodnight Prayers,
How to Be Good, The Lion Read & Know Bible, and Thinking of Heaven.
Emily Bolam is a highly successful children’s illustrator whose previous work
includes the Chunky Farm books; the Chunky Safari books; and the Touch,
Look, and Learn series which includes Colors and Counting.
32 pp • 8.5 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Religious
9780745962337 • October • $14.99 (Can $16.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s


A Child’s First Book of Prayers
Lois Rock
Illustrations by Alison Jay
Includes 150 prayers centered around themes that are common to children—including times of day, seasons, things around the house, feelings, and much more
With a gentle approach to the prayers and the whimsical appeal of the
artwork, children, parents, grandparents, and godparents alike are sure
to fall in love with this delightful prayer book. The prayers are simple
and sincere, and targeted specifically for children up to age seven, making the book an ideal gift for religious occasions—from a baby’s baptism
to a child’s first communion. Within each chapter, poems are broken down
into sections on such poignant topics as asking for safety, prayers for the
family, a world in need, God’s care for the animals, and many more.
Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s titles that have been translated into more than 30 languages, including A Child’s First Book of
Prayer, The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers for Children, and My Very First
Bible. Alison Jay is an illustrator whose titles include 123: A Child’s First
Counting Book, ABC: A Child’s First Alphabet Book, The Lion Treasury of Children’s Prayers, Picture This . . . , and Welcome to the Zoo.
224 pp • 6 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Religious
9780745944746 • January • $12.99 (Can $14.99) Cloth
Lion Children’s


Baby’s Little Bible and Prayers
Sarah Toulmin
Illustrations by Kristina Stephenson
A delightful gift to celebrate a birth or Christening, this beautiful boxed set includes two gorgeous padded books for young children
“There are several reasons why Sarah Toulmin’s Baby Bible will be a resounding success. Firstly, it looks the part, with pictures from renowned illustrator
Kristina Stephenson adding extra depth and warmth to the characters. Secondly, its narrative of bite-sized Bible chunks makes it easily digestible for children of a young age.” —Church of England Newspaper
Including two adorable children’s books perfect to read aloud together, this brightly
colored and stunningly illustrated boxed set makes the perfect gift for the child in
your life. Baby’s Little Bible retells 20 favorite Bible stories very simply, with lots
to look at and point to on the page, making it the ideal way to share these muchloved Bible stories with little ones. Baby’s Little Prayers looks at all the things in a
baby’s day—with prayers on a range of topics such as Wide Awake Time, Baby’s Busy
Day, Out and About, Love, What Will I Be?, and Sleepy Time Blessings.
Sarah Toulmin is a teacher, publicist, and the author of Baby Girl Bible, Baby Boy
Bible, Baby Bible, and Baby Prayers. Kristina Stephenson is the illustrator of numerous
children’s books, including The Angel and the Lamb, Child of Bethlehem, and The
Time-for-Bed Angel.
224 pp • 5.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Padded in Slipcase • Ages Up to 3 • Religious
9780745960395 • January • $16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s


Sarah Toulmin
Illustrations by Kristina Stephenson
“There are several reasons why Sarah Toulmin’s Baby Bible will be a resounding success. Firstly, it looks the part,
with pictures from renowned illustrator Kristina Stephenson adding extra depth and warmth to the characters.
Secondly, its narrative of bite-sized Bible chunks makes it easily digestible for children of a young age.”
—Church of England Newspaper
In these beautifully repackaged gift editions of Sarah Toulmin’s The Baby Bible, stories run the full religious historical
range from creation to the resurrection and are filled with a charming sense of wonder, expressing God’s love for
creation. Combined with heartwarming illustrations, these delightful little Bibles offer lots to look at and point to on
the page, creating perfect focus points for parents and children when they share the book together. The ideal way to
share these much-loved Bible stories with little ones in an engaging and accessible manner, the padded covers and
elaborate gift packaging make these books a cherished treasure for years to come.
Sarah Toulmin is an experienced teacher and publicist, and the author of Baby Girl Bible, Baby Boy Bible,
Baby Bible, and Baby Prayers. Kristina Stephenson is the illustrator of numerous children’s books, including
The Angel and the Lamb, Child of Bethlehem, and The Time-for-Bed Angel.
Each: 160 pp • 5.5 x 7 • Four-color Interior • Ages Up to 3 • Religious
November • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s

Baby’s Little Bible

Baby’s Little Bible

Baby’s Little Bible

Pink Edition

Blue Edition

White Gift Edition





I Want to Know About the Bible
Christina Goodings
Illustrations by Jan Lewis
A concise yet comprehensive introduction to the origins, lessons, and stories of
the New and Old Testaments
Key episodes from the Bible are accompanied by mini features that provide glimpses
of how and why the Bible was compiled in this accessible guide. The subjects addressed include storytelling, Bible languages, types of writing, the prophets, the
Gospels, the early Christians, gathering the books, and how to read the Bible. A series of spreads, feature boxes, and illustrations round out this simple-to-read yet
scholarly first introduction to the Bible.
Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children’s books, including Baby
Rhymes and Bedtime Blessings, Growing Green, Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories, and
the Bartimouse series. Jan Lewis is an acclaimed children’s book illustrator and author whose previous books include Jan Lewis’ Bedtime Stories, and The Secret Angel
Sleepover. They previously collaborated on I Want to Know About Jesus.

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I Want to Know
About Jesus
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My Best Bedtime Bible
With a Bedtime Prayer to Share
Sophie Piper
Illustrations by Claudine Gévry
A heartwarming collection of 10 Bible stories that is sure to be a favorite
every bedtime
Ideal for reassuring and comforting toddlers at the end of the day, each story
in this adorable board book Bible is retold across two double pages, leaving room
for Claudine Gévry’s colorful and enticing pictures as well as a bedtime prayer
to share. Stories include Who Made the World?, The First Rainbow, Abraham
and the Night Sky, The Baby in the Basket, Jonah and the Great Big Fish, Daniel
and the Lions, Baby Jesus, The Boy Jesus, The Scary Storm, and The Lost Sheep.
Sophie Piper is the author of numerous religious books for children, including
the Bible Story Time series, An Arkful of Animal Prayers, Goodnight Prayers,
How to Be Good, The Lion Read & Know Bible, and Thinking of Heaven. Claudine Gévry is the illustrator of such titles as Baby’s Hug-a-Bible, My Little Christmas Story, and One Little Penguin and His Friends.
40 pp • 8.5 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 3–5 • Board Books/Religious
9780745962238 • February • $12.99 (Can $14.99) Board Book • Lion Children’s


Andrea Skevington
Illustrations by Sophy Williams
“Williams’ realistic pastel pictures are beautifully rendered with soft edges and brilliant, intense hues . . .
[with] a warm, light-filled quality.” —Publishers Weekly
“Williams’s pastel illustrations are both luminous and child-centric, conveying a sense of mystery,
awe, and gentle humor.” —School Library Journal on The First Christmas
The great narrative of the Bible is retold here in 12 evocative chapters, presenting all the great characters, stories, and
events the good book has to offer. The scholarly text retains all the classic resonances of a Bible translation such as the
authorized King James version, while also remaining compellingly readable for today’s audience. Punctuated with
gorgeous illustrations drawn in richly colored pastel that have astonishing depth and detail and lend warmth and
color to every page, the text brings the most memorable episodes of the Bible to life for young readers.
Andrea Skevington is the author of Birthday, The Creation Spirit, Insights of Jesus, Insights of the Psalms, The Little
Christmas Tree, and The Pilgrim Spirit. Sophy Williams has illustrated numerous children’s books, including Cat in the
Dark, The Easter Angels, The First Christmas, Grandpa’s Boat, The Nativity Story, Polly’s Picnic, and The Winter Dragon.
Each: 256 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior • Ages 7–9 • Religious
September • Lion Children’s

The Lion Classic Bible
$16.99 (Can $18.99) Cloth


The Lion Classic Bible:
Gift Edition
$29.99 (Can $32.99) Cloth

I Imagine
A Child’s Book of Prayers
Rachel Rivett
Illustrations by Mique Moriuchi
A beautiful picture book that explores the connections with nature a child might find in times of emotional need
“Gently philosophical and full of autumn color, this story
combining nature with a subtle Christian message is lyrical in
both text and illustration.” —Books for Keeps on Are You
Sad, Little Bear?
“We should value Rachel Rivett’s rare gentleness and her profound sense of wonder.” —Kevin Crossley-Holland, author,
The Norse Myths
“O Lord, if things are hard, I imagine I’m a river and you help me
flow quick and clean around the rocks that block my path. O Lord,
if I’m full of joy, I imagine I’m a robin singing sweet songs for everyone to hear.”
Combining an original prayer with fresh and engaging artwork,
this picture book will encourage children to reflect quietly upon
themselves and our world, inspiring wonder and excitement for what
lies at the heart of them both. Peaceful scenes range from forest
streams, to majestic mountaintops at sunset, to a family of foxes nestled in their hole deep underground. Childhood is full of
emotions, and this delightful book enables children to express them in a positive way that brings them closer to both our Lord
and the world around them.
Rachel Rivett is the author of Are You Sad, Little Bear? and Little Grey and the Great Mystery. Mique Moriuchi is the illustrator of Lion’s Goodnight Prayers and Prayers for a Better World.
32 pp • 8.5 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Religious
9780745962085 • October • $12.99 (Can $14.99) Cloth • Lion Children’s


The Lion Encyclopedia of Jesus
Lois Rock
The ultimate guide to Jesus, including everything there is to know about his life—
from birth to death and resurrection, as well as his lasting impact on the world today
“An excellent book for Christian education and also for general knowledge: it
invites browsing in a most enjoyable way and will prove an important reference
book for schools and libraries for all children, whatever their backgrounds and
beliefs.” —School Librarian
“Lois Rock . . . has scored a bull’s eye with this one . . . Very highly recommended.” —Association of Christian Teachers Online Digest
Firmly setting the life and work of Jesus within the historical and geographical context of the first century, this definitive reference shines new light on how Jesus’ teaching inspired the Christian faith and continues to influence the world, and provides
further illumination and understanding of his history. Chapters are broken down into
chronological order, from his birth and the onset of his miracles—including turning
water into wine, healing the sick, and multiplying a few loaves and fishes to feed
5,000—to being put on trial, crucified, buried, and his continued influence on the
world and Christianity today.
Lois Rock is the author of numerous children’s titles that have been translated into
more than 30 languages, including A Child’s First Book of Prayer, The Lion Book
of 1000 Prayers for Children, and My Very First Bible.
128 pp • 8.5 x 10 • 120 Color Photos • 120 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior • Ages 9–12 • Religious
9780745969367 • March • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth • Lion Children’s

The Book of Books
Trevor Dennis
A fresh and insightful retelling of the Bible, informed by a scholarly understanding of the
ancient texts on which it is based
“Exceptional in its range, from the mysterious and poetic to the down-to-earth and
funny . . . [an] admirably lucid introduction . . . Trevor Dennis’s skill as a storyteller is
undeniable.” —Church Times
“This extensive re-presentation of the biblical literature is to be welcomed . . . the author’s theological involvement with the material shines through the collection, creating
new insights into some of the stories.” —School Librarian
Going back to the roots of the biblical writings and texts, this novelistic retelling of the Bible
brings fresh insights into the familiar stories. It considers the contexts in which both the
Old and New Testaments were shaped and organizes their history, poetry, chronicles, and
prose in an engaging manner. Brimming with verve, humor, and originality, the stories of
the Bible are brought to life in a style that will appeal to readers of all ages.
Trevor Dennis is a theologian known for his Bible storytelling and the author of Keeping
God Company, Speaking of God, and The Three Faces of Christ.
480 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 9–12 • Religious • Lion Children’s
New in Paper: 9780745969121 • January • $16.99 (Can $18.99)
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Boing-Boing the Bionic Cat and the Space Station
Larry Hench
Illustrations by Tom Morgan-Jones
Boing-Boing the cat is back—this time with new bionic powers that give
him the ability to launch into space, and beyond!
The story of Daniel continues here: the boy who loves cats but is very allergic to their fur, and who had a bionic cat built for him by his neighbor
and engineer, Professor George. Boing-Boing is just like a real cat, but with
fiber-optic fur, computer-controlled joints, electronic eyes, and ceramic-sensor whiskers. In this fifth installment in the series, Boing-Boing and Daniel
defy gravity to take on an adventure in space, where they must save the Space
Station from falling to earth.
Larry Hench is a world-renowned scientist with a specialty in bioceramics.
His children’s books extend his love of teaching science and engineering to
a new generation. Everything built into the stories is scientifically valid and
possible. He is the author of the Boing-Boing the Bionic Cat series. Tom Morgan-Jones, aka Inky Mess, is an award-winning illustrator whose work is
widely and internationally published, from children’s books and magazines
to satirical board games. He is the illustrator of Mission: Explore, Mission:
Explore Camping, and Mission: Explore on the Road.
96 pp • 5.5 x 8 • 35 Color Illustrations • 3 B/W Illustrations
Ages 7–9 • Fiction
9781904872078 • October • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Paper
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the Bionic Cat

the Bionic Cat
and the Jewel Thief

the Bionic Cat
and the Lion’s Claws

the Bionic Cat and
the Flying Trapeze





Christine Moorcroft
Twisters Rhymers are lighthearted, entertaining stories that engage young readers. The rhymes
and delightful illustrations make children want to join in and read the books again and again.
Christine Moorcroft is a literacy adviser and a writer.
Each: 32 pp • 6 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Fiction
October • $6.99 (Can $7.99) Paper • Evans Brothers

Now, Now, Brown Cow!
Illustrations by Tim Archbold
Brown Cow says, “Now, I’m going to town. I shall powder my nose, and put on a gown.
I shall spend this pound that I found on the ground.”
Brown Cow is determined, but the farmer has other ideas—will Brown Cow get the last laugh?
Tim Archbold is the illustrator of Awkward Annie and What’s That Noise?

Old Joe Rowan
Illustrations by Élisabeth Eudes-Pascal
Old Joe Rowan lives alone in a home made of stone. “I am not on my own,” says Joe.
“Close by are a goat, a stoat, a sparrow and a foal.”
When the wintry weather closes in, Joe looks after his animal friends. But who is there
to look after Joe?
Élisabeth Eudes-Pascal is the illustrator of Raffi’s Animal Rescue.


Each: 32 pp • 6 x 8 • Four-color Interior • Ages 5–7 • Fiction
October • $6.99 (Can $7.99) Paper • Evans Brothers

Pear Under the Stairs
Illustrations by Lisa Williams
Clare McNair had a rare pink pear. She didn’t want to share the pear, so she hid it under
the stairs. The she heard a noise somewhere.
A magical crowd on the way to the fair demands to share Clare’s pear. What will she do?
Lisa Williams is the illustrator of Buttercup, the Clumsy Cow, and I Wish I Were an Alien.

Pie in the Sky
Illustrations by Stefania Colnaghi
One fine day, Simon the Pieman and his wife, Myra, went for a ride on their bikes. Simon
had his eyes on the sky. He spied something shiny way up high.
What is this mysterious object? Simon sets off to find out.
Stefania Colnaghi is the illustrator of How the Camel Got His Hump and Squish,
Crunch, Splash!

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Weava the Wilful Witch
Tiffany Mandrake
Illustrations by Martin Chatterton
Not all fairies are sweet and pink . . . some are Little Horrors!
Weava is a young witch who is sure she will receive an invite to a school for bad
fairies any day—but when she goes to stay with her sister, Merry, things don’t
turn out the way Weava wants. Merry is living as a normal human and wants
Weava to do the same. Can Weava change her sister back to her old witchy self?
Tiffany Mandrake is the author of the Little Horrors series. Martin Chatterton is well known as both a writer and an illustrator of books for children.
His works include Yuck! The Grossest Joke Book Ever and the popular Bad
Dog books.
112 pp • 5 x 8 • 25 B/W Illustrations • Ages 7–9 • Fiction
9781921714023 • November • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Paper • Little Hare Books

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Flax the
Feral Fairy

Mal the


Nanda the
Naughty Gnome

Tikki the
Tricky Pixi

Effie the
Outrageous Elf




Martin Howard
Illustrations by Colin Stimpson
Martin Howard is the author of The Bad Dog’s Diary and Bad Dog’s Diary: Blake’s Progress. Colin Stimpson is an
illustrator who has worked for Steven Spielberg’s Amblimation studio and for Disney Feature Animation. He is the
illustrator of The Poison Diaries. They previously collaborated on How to Cook Children.
Each: 5 x 7 • 30 B/W Illustrations • Ages 8–12 • Fiction
September • $12.99 (Can $14.99) Cloth • Pavilion Children’s

The Wickedest Witch
The first book in a hilarious new series exploring the world of witches
“Seriously funny. . . . grotesque illustrations add to the fun.” —Guardian
“Everything is kept sweetly humorous and lightly engaging and the scenes between witch and apprentice are really good and hook the reader in.” —Books
for Keeps
The headline in the Cackler is grim: Old Biddy Vicious, the Most Superior High and
Wicked Witch and owner of the Black Wand of Ohh Please Don’t Turn Me Into
Aaaaarghhh—Ribbett is dead. But witches like their news on the dark side and there
is great anticipation in the witching world—after all, there will need to be a new leader
and a diabolical competition to find out who is to become the new Most Superior High
and Wicked Witch. Esmelia Sniff fancies her chances, as she is exceedingly wicked and
has warts in all of the right places. While she and her surprisingly cheerful apprentice,
Sam, set off to find three other witches to nominate her for the job, the meanest and
the baddest witches in the world are hatching their own devious plan to become the
Wickedest Witch.
216 pp • 9781843651314

The White Wand
Esmelia Sniff and her much more talented apprentice Sam are back in the second
volume of Witches at War!
Armed with the Black Wand of Ohh Please Don’t Turn Me Into Aaaargggh . . . Ribbett, evil Diabolica Nightshade is creating an army of witches to take over the world.
It’s up to Esmelia and her apprentice Sam to stop her, but the only thing that can stand
against the Black Wand is another wand of equal power. Can Sam and Esmelia put
their differences aside for long enough to uncover the ancient spell to create such a
wand? What will Sam discover about her past? And will Esmelia ever take off that
false beard?
204 pp • 9781843651345



The Shaman’s Secret
Natasha Narayan
Kit Salter and her intrepid friends mosey on into the dangerous and
thrilling Wild West
“I give this book so many stars, that I would use up too much
paper. An excellent book!” —Scholastic Literacy Time Plus on
The Mummy Snatcher of Memphis
“So engaging is the chatty narrator, Kit, and so rollicking is the
action that readers will be fully snared.” —Booklist on The
Mummy Snatcher of Memphis
The feisty and adventurous Kit is in a coma after being poisoned in China
by her archenemies the Baker Brothers. On board a ship to England,
her friends are desperate for a cure. When they hear about an inventor
who is working on electricity and Electro Therapy, the group changes
route to Tombstone, Arizona, to find him. Luckily Kit is cured in time,
but it’s not long before she is in mortal danger once again; one of the
dastardly Baker Brothers has turned into a shape-shifting Skinwalker
and has cursed Kit. The gang must now travel to the Grand Canyon and
enlist the help of a Shaman medicine man. But the West is full of dangerous outlaws: ruthless cowboys and highway robbers. Can they navigate though the Wild West and make it to the Grand Canyon in time?
Natasha Narayan is the author of The Black Death and Other Putrid
Plagues of London and Witches, Wizards and Warlocks of London, as
well as the Kit Salter Adventure series.
320 pp • 5 x 7 • Ages 9–12 • Fiction
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The Maharajah’s Monkey

The Book of Bones



Keith Mansfield
“It must be hard to write a sequel to a book that was so good and get it right . . . shades and echoes
of those sci-fi novels I used to read as a kid: Asimov, Clarke, Moorcock, and Dick. . . . great characters,
action, mystery and adventure.” —Bookbag on Johnny Mackintosh: Star Blaze
Keith Mansfield is a former publisher and a television scriptwriter.

Johnny Mackintosh: Battle for Earth
Can a group of children save Earth from a terrifying invasion? Here is
part three of the thrilling sci-fi adventure trilogy.
People in London are being taken away in unmarked police vans, never to
be seen again. While trying to keep up with his school studies and ensuring
his football team stays top of the league, it’s Johnny’s job to safeguard planet
Earth. Suspicious of the strange occurrences, Johnny investigates to find that
alien enemies are feeding humans to their Queen on a nearby planet. He then
discovers a more terrifying secret: the aliens are planning a devastating invasion of Earth. The battle for Earth will take all of Johnny’s and his friends’
strength and resolve. Can they win, and if they do, what price will they pay
to save the world?
336 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Fiction
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Johnny Mackintosh and
the Spirit of London

Johnny Mackintosh:
Star Blaze


Z. Fraillon
Jasper McPhee has been expelled from schools countless times, so now the Monstrum House School for Troubled
Children is his last chance. It looks like a normal school; all the parents who send their kids there think it’s a normal
school. What everyone doesn’t realize is that Monstrum House is actually a place that trains kids to be monster
hunters. And these monsters aren’t cute and cuddly—they lurk under beds and in the school basement, scare kids, eat
kids, and some even morph children into stone. Jasper knows that it’s no use telling his parents that the school is
making him catch monsters—after being expelled from schools time and time again, who would believe him?
Z. Fraillon is a former elementary school teacher and magician, and is also the author
of When No-one’s Looking: At the Zoo and When No-one’s Looking: On the Farm.
Each: 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Fiction • September • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Hardie Grant Egmont

Locked In
Meet Jasper McPhee—a troubled boy whose troubles just got a whole lot bigger, now
that he has a house full of monsters to contend with
“Readers 9+ will love these in-the-real-world monsters and the idea that adults, their
brains shrinking with age, are too small-minded to believe in the danger all around
them. It’s up to kids to save the day . . . This is the first book in what promises to be
both a fun and frightening series.” —Reading Stack
“This new series combines a remote boarding school, quirky kids and monsters that
go bump in the night for a fun adventure series for kids.” —Suite101
He knew that fairy tales weren’t real. The school was impressive, but there was something
mean about it too. As soon as they drove through the iron gates with the school emblem
above them, Jasper felt trapped. He shuddered.
Jasper McPhee is always getting into trouble, and that’s why he’s been sent to the Monstrum
House School for Troubled Children. But even Jasper has never been in trouble like this before. There’s something very strange about Monstrum House. For a start, all the children
have to stand barefoot in the snow everyday. There’s also the creepy feeling that the teachers can read your thoughts. Oh, and the fact that the school is crawling with monsters. Can
Jasper learn to adapt to such bizarre surroundings before it’s too late?
176 pp • 9781921564253

Creeped Out
Jasper and his friends take on their biggest challenge yet—they have to find a monster
set loose in the Monstrum school . . . before it finds them!
Jasper opened the door and stepped inside the pitch-black room, flinching slightly as the
door swung shut behind him. He knew what was waiting for him in the dark. It took all
his willpower not to run straight out of the room again.
Jasper’s creepy teacher Stenka has given him the worst challenge ever. He and his friends
have to catch a terrifying monster that’s been set loose on school grounds—or answer to
her if they fail. Well, either that, or perhaps they’ll be eaten by the monster. With the teachers at Monstrum, it’s hard to know which is worse. And you thought your school was bad!
160 pp • 9781921564260


Each: 160 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 9–12 • Fiction • November • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Hardie Grant Egmont

Sucked Under
Jasper might be in over his head once again as he’s given two equally horrifying options—fail all his classes and face his teacher’s punishment, or pass and have to face a
terrifying lake monster instead!
Jasper McPhee pulled himself over the top of the icy wall. He landed lightly on his bare
feet and rolled across the snowy ground, just dodging the swinging blades that whooshed
from the tree tops. That was close, he thought. He shot a quick look at his watch. He had
two minutes left to finish the combat course. He might just make it.
It’s exam time at Monstrum House, and the top students in Jasper’s year will be rewarded.
They’ll get to hunt a monster that lives at the bottom of the lake and likes to drown people for fun—so, maybe it’s just as well that Jasper hasn’t studied. Life’s never easy when
you’re a student at the Monstrum House.

Taken Over
Book four of the Monstrum House series shows Jasper having to face his most frightening challenge ever—a plethora of monster eggs, all trying to eat his face!
It was a stupid thing to do. A very, very stupid thing to do. Jasper McPhee wished he hadn’t done it. He wished he hadn’t even thought about doing it. But he had. The stupid thought
had scuttled into his head, and before he had a chance to shoo it back out, he had done it.
And now he was in serious trouble.
Jasper has not had a good start to the year—the prefects are out to get him, he hasn’t done
his homework, and a bunch of vicious monsters are laying their eggs all over his school.
Jasper and his friends need to stop the monsters’ eggs from hatching before it’s too late
and they take over, but hunting these monsters is more dangerous than Jasper realizes. The
hatchlings need to eat something, and it could be him!


Colin Thompson
A hilarious and seamless parody of the legendary heroes of Camelot, this entertaining children’s series is rounded out
by the unique and legendary humor of acclaimed author and illustrator Colin Thompson. Complete with ridiculous
illustrations, medieval advertisements, and insane inventions—such as Doctor Merlin’s Kittylene Trampoline.
Colin Thompson has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel How to Live Forever
and the CBC Picture Book of the Year for The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley. He is also the author of
The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness and Free to a Good Home. He has been short-listed for many other awards,
including the Astrid Lindgren Award—the most prestigious children’s literature prize in the world.

The third in the series revealing everything no one ever knew they wanted
to know about what really went on in King Arthur’s court
Arthur has been crowned King and peace and happiness have broken out all
over Avalon. Life has never been more peaceful and everyone is living happily ever after—so why are so many people planning rebellion? On one hand,
the Dragons are planning an uprising. On the other hand, King Arthur’s revolting little cousin Mordred is planning an uprising. And on the other, other
hand, Brassica, the deposed fake King Arthur, is also planning an uprising.
It’s lucky that Merlin, who has more than two hands, has everything under
control—or does he?
208 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Fiction
9781741663839 • March • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper
Random House Australia

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Martin Chatterton
Illustrations by Gregory Rogers
Twisted takes on the Bard’s works not only deliver bucket loads of headlong humor, but reveal for the
first time how elements of the greatest plays of all time may have been inspired by young Shakespeare’s
misadventures on the infamous Black Skulls tour of 1575.
Martin Chatterton is well known as both an author and illustrator. He has illustrated more than 70 books for other
writers, including the Little Horrors series, and has written and illustrated more than 18 of his own, including the Bad
Dog series, Boo!, and Yuck!: The Grossest Joke Book Ever. Gregory Rogers won the prestigious Kate Greenaway
Medal for his illustrations for Way Home. He is the author and illustrator of The Boy, The Bear, The Baron, The Bard.
Each: 5 x 8 • 12 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Fiction • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Little Hare Books

By the Picking of My Nose
Straight outta Stratford, a side-splitting new series about the imagined childhood of William
A tingle ran down Willy’s spine—or possibly it was a rat. It was hard to tell, so closely packed
was the audience. Whatever it was, Willy knew one thing: he wouldn’t have swapped places
with anyone! This hilarious tale is an irreverent, action-packed introduction to Shakespeare
and the Tudor period.
193 pp • 9781921272837 • September

A Belt Around My Bum
Willy must steal from the Queen, stop a man from marrying a tree, try not to upset a
one-eyed squirrel, and save Yorick from being an ass—could this be the true story behind A Midsummer Night’s Dream?
When a delusional King of the fairies tries to wage war on Queen Elizabeth I, Willy creates a distraction by slopping love potion in the drinks. Unfortunately, the wrong people
drink the potion and mayhem ensues. Can Willy unravel the tangled state of affairs and
the scrambled affairs of the heart?
208 pp • 9781921272981 • December


My Life & Other Stuff I Made Up
Tristan Bancks
Illustrations by Gus Gordon
Step aside, Andy Griffiths, there’s a new kid in town—and he’s bringing his gigantic booger
collection with him
“First in a planned series, this novel affirms a truth adolescents need to be reminded
of: that true cool comes from within and can’t be obtained with a credit card.”
—School Library Journal on Mac Slater Hunts the Cool
This series of surprisingly funny, adventurous, sometimes gross short stories is linked by
the main character—a kid called Tom Weekly—and his friends, family, and dog who show
up in each adventure. From talking poo to a terrible accident with false teeth, and rehydrating a gigantic booger collection to one seriously angry magpie, these stories will make
you snort with laughter and cringe in embarrassment. A nail-biting—no, make that toe-biting—thrill ride through one boy’s life.
Tristan Bancks is the author of a number of books for kids and teens, including the Mac
Slater Coolhunter series, and a forthcoming young adult novel, It’s Yr Life. Gus Gordon is
a children’s book author and illustrator with more than 60 books to his name, including A
Day with Noodles and Wendy.
192 pp • 5 x 8 • 45 B/W Illustrations • Ages 9–12 • Fiction
9781864718171 • February • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Random House Australia

Amelia Dee and the Peacock Lamp
Odo Hirsch
In this funny, touching, thought-provoking novel from the author of the Hazel Green series, a girl learns a great deal about herself and her family while solving a mystery
“A witty Australian novel with a winning combination of innocence and intelligence.”
—Booklist on Something’s Fishy, Hazel Green
“The writing is clever and funny, the plot has broad appeal . . . will satisfy audiences
looking for gentle, humorous fiction.” —School Library Journal on Hazel Green
Amelia Dee lives in the green house on Marburg Street, where a rare bronze lamp hangs
outside her bedroom door. No one knows where it came from or how it got there. Only
she, Amelia thinks, knows the secret that the lamp contains. But she is wrong. When Mr.
Vishwanath introduces Amelia to the Princess Parvin Kha-Douri, the puzzle of the lamp becomes even deeper. Where has the princess seen it before? Why is she so bitter and angry?
And most importantly, what should Amelia do about it? In solving the mystery, Amelia risks
revealing a secret of her own.
Odo Hirsch is the author of Bartlett and the Ice Voyage; Hazel Green; Something’s Fishy,
Hazel Green; and Yoss.
234 pp • 5.5 x 7.5 • Ages 8–12 • Fiction
9781741753011 • November • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin


“A thrilling plot and deadpan humor . . . suspenseful, thoughtful, and humorous.”
—School Library Journal on Framed!
Short novels that don’t shortchange young readers on drama, pace, or quality of writing, or style. Ideal
for readers who may find traditional teen novels too daunting, but still crave the excitement of clever
plot lines, well-rounded characters, and fast-paced writing.
Each: 64 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Photos • Ages 11–13 • Fiction • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Paper • Evans Brothers

Animal Lab
Malcolm Rose
An exciting thriller exploring the ethics of medical animal experiments
Jamie Littlewood is as bald as the monkey he’s looking after at the local animal lab. The
drug company he works for says the monkey is helping to find a cure, but his sister Petra
says the animal experiments they are doing are wrong. Who is right, and what happens if
Jamie has to choose?
Malcolm Rose is the author of the Traces series, which includes Framed!, Lost Bullet, and
Roll Call.
9780237536169 • September

Malcolm Rose
What can one group of friends do when all of humanity faces extinction?
An asteroid is hurtling to Earth that could destroy everything on the planet. Scientists like
Josh’s mom have been doing everything they can to stop it, but now they’ve run out of options, internet rumors are rife, and looters have taken to the streets. For Josh and his friends
Dave and Zack, it looks like their lives are over before they have even begun.
Malcolm Rose is the author of the Traces series, which includes Framed!, Lost Bullet,
and Roll Call.
9780237538095 • September

Mind’s Eye
Gillian Philip
A riveting sci-fi adventure with a lesson in the futility of prejudice
Braindeads like Conor Smith are scary—everyone says so. Kids who become telepathic as
they hit puberty can’t be normal, that’s why they need special implants in their brains. Lara
thinks the same until the day she discovers she’s a telepath too—and once the authorities
know, it’s only a matter of time before Lara will get an implant.
Gillian Philip is the Carnegie Medal–nominated author of Crossing the Line.
9780237536152 • November


Each: 64 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Photos • Ages 11–13 • Fiction • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Paper • Evans Brothers

Off the Rails
Anne Rooney
Can two boys solve a mystery they were never supposed to know about?
Karl is on the train going home from school when he sees two men dumping a rolled up
carpet into a ditch. Karl notices a scruffy shoe sticking out of one end. After telling the
police, who don’t seem to be that interested, Karl drags his friend Daniel to the ditch to
investigate further—but they are soon disturbed by two unsavory characters.
Anne Rooney has written many books for children and teenagers, including King Arthur
and the Knights of the Round Table: Welcome to Camelot.
9780237541347 • November

Rising Tide
Anne Rooney
What if you risked everything to help a stranger?
When Chris finds Danny, he knows he’s a climref—a refugee running away from a country destroyed by climate change. By rights, Chris should hand Danny in—that’s what everyone else would do. But Chris wants to help him, even if it means he ends up a climref too.
Anne Rooney has written many books for children and teenagers, including King Arthur
and the Knights of the Round Table: Welcome to Camelot.
9780237539481 • November

Alex Stewart
A thrilling fantasy adventure for young readers
Pip Summerdew, the Halfling assassin, has been sent on a mission by the elven prince of
the Sylvan Marches. He must retrieve the head of Graznik, the leader of the Dragonwood
orcs. But is everything as it seems? Why exactly does the prince want Graznik dead, and
where is his long-lost sister, who should rightfully be on the throne?
Alex Stewart has written many novels, short stories, and magazine articles.
9780237541354 • January


Each: 64 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Photos • Ages 11–13 • Fiction
January • $7.99 (Can $8.99) Paper • Evans Brothers

The Scream
Penny Bates
Sally can never forget being attacked by local bullies—what happens when her move to
a new place only brings more fright?
Sally Johnson can never forget the dog attack that has scarred her face for life, and a move
to Cornwall is meant to be a fresh start for her. But how can Sally begin again when hounds
hunting on the moor remind her of the past, and will she ever be able to let out the scream
that has lodged deep within her?
Penny Bates is a bibliographic librarian and a children’s book reviewer.

Stone Robbers
Tish Farrell
Rico learns that the culture he thought he hated may be his best source of strength
Rico hates everything to do with his Mayan heritage. Fighting to preserve Mayan customs
was what killed his dad. Now his family is poor, and he and his sister Delfina need to sell
their produce in the city to earn money for their mother’s medicine—but that’s hard to do
when tricksters like Enzo cheat them out of their hard earned cash. Rico is determined to get
Enzo back, but little does he realize his Mayan heritage may have a part to play after all.
Tish Farrell was awarded the White Raven (International Youth Library) Citation for Jessicah the Mountain Slayer and the US Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished
Achievement Award for her Write Your Own series.

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Cuts Deep

Danger Money


Michael Pryor
“Michael Pryor is the king of steampunk for teens.” —Visual Bookshelf
"Reminiscent at times of Sherlock Holmes, James Bond, and even P. G. Wodehouse, this is a fun read for all ages."
—Booklist on Heart of Gold
Aubrey Fitzwilliam is the son of a prominent ex-politician. He’s also brilliant at magic, but he’s stuck at military school.
At least he has his best friend, George, there to back him up. George would follow Aubrey anywhere—and with Aubrey’s
talent for thinking up impulsive and daring schemes that will get them both in trouble, that’s no easy thing to do.
Michael Pryor is the author of The Chronicles of Krangor series and the Laws of Magic series. He has been shortlisted six times for the Aurealis Award, including for his books Blaze of Glory and Heart of Gold.

Hour of Need
In the earth-shattering final book of the Laws of Magic series, Aubrey goes deep into
the lair of his enemy in an attempt to save the world
Aubrey Fitzwilliam, renegade and traitor. Instead of clearing his name in Albion, Aubrey
has chosen to pursue his enemy, Dr. Mordecai Tremaine, deep into the heart of enemy territory. What he uncovers in Dr. Tremaine’s stronghold promises to change the course of
the war and the future of humanity itself. A hideous combination of electrical science,
golem manufacturing, and soul-shattering magic is bringing the world far closer to the
edge of the abyss than anyone apart from Aubrey realizes. Alone, reviled, and hunted,
this is Aubrey’s last chance to save the world—for if he doesn’t there might not be a world
left to save.
400 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781741663105 • October • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Random House Australia

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The Missing Kin



She’s with the Band
Georgia Clark
For Mia Mannix, life has never been this tough, or this interesting
“Life never starts when you think it will. When I turned 15, I figured I’d be tossed the keys to
the city, make out with a hottie, and have a modest parade thrown in my honour. But all that
happened was that I got out of doing the washing up. The day we moved to Sydney was supposed to be the start of the new Mia Mannix—confident, charming, taller. But so far, it sucked.”
Mia Mannix has made a deal: in return for moving from the social backwater of the Snowy
Mountains to life in the fast lane in Sydney, she’s promised her dad she’d give up music and
concentrate on real art. But that was before she discovered new friends, a cool record store,
and a ridiculously hot rock star. This story is for every girl who has ever wanted to start a
band, had a crush on the wrong boy, or made a promise she couldn’t keep.
Georgia Clark is the former editor of a music magazine, a director, and a television producer.
204 pp • 5 x 7.5 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781742377636 • October • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Always Mackenzie
Kate Constable
Can a nerd and a golden girl ever be best friends? The bittersweet story of what happens
when Jem Martinic and Mackenzie Woodrow meet and swear to be enemies forever.
“An impressive debut.” —Booklist, starred review of The Singer of All Songs
“I solemnly swear that I will never, ever be friends with Mackenzie Woodrow as long as we
both shall live,” said Jem. “Excellent,” said Mackenzie.
Jem is smart, forthright, and a nerd. Mackenzie is a golden girl, excelling at schoolwork,
sports, and drama, and popular with everyone. One night at camp, Jem and Mackenzie strike
up an unlikely friendship and are soon spending all their time together. But when camp ends,
can Mackenzie and Jem maintain their bond at school, with all its unspoken rules, fierce
cliques, and easy misunderstandings? This lively and poignant story captures the intensity
of true friendship.
Kate Constable is the author of The Singer of All Songs, The Waterless Sea, and The Tenth
Power, which form the acclaimed Chanters of Tremaris series. The Singer of All Songs was
named a Booklist Editors’ Choice and Top Ten Fantasy Title for Youth. She is also the author of Cicada Summer and The Taste of Lightning.
192 pp • 5 x 7.5 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781742377667 • November • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin


The (Not Quite) Perfect Boyfriend
Lili Wilkinson
What happens when your imaginary boyfriend turns out to be real?
“Refreshing.” —Booklist on Pink
“I did meet a Boy,” Midge snaps. “He has wavy brown hair, and he’s English. I met him at
the Library. We had romantic picnics by the river and we kissed. A lot.’”
Midge has never had a boyfriend—so she makes one up. Then she is paired for a major project with George, the new boy, who doodles dragons, tucks in his shirt, has a mysterious past,
and an unseemly interest in secrets. Soon Midge’s white lie turns into a web of deceit as she
fabricates e-mails from her imaginary boyfriend, and even a MySpace page. Then one day,
Midge comes face-to-face with her imaginary boyfriend in the school corridor. Tall, brown
wavy hair, English accent—he’s exactly as she’d described him, right down to his name. Ben
catches on quickly and rescues her from certain humiliation, by kissing her in front of all her
friends. He seems to be a dream come true—the perfect boyfriend! But he turns out to be not
quite perfect after all, and before long Midge finds herself in all sorts of trouble.
Lili Wilkinson works at a center for youth literature and is the author of Pink.
192 pp • 5 x 7.5 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781742377650 • January • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Barry Jonsberg
Holly Holley is so average it hurts—until her cousin Cassie comes to stay, and the coolest
girl in school takes Holly under her wing, making life a whole lot more interesting
“From Australia comes another great piece of YA literature with wit, zing and depth.
Plenty of on-the-spot humor. . . . Readers will laugh, cry and, without trying, learn.”
—Kirkus Reviews on Am I Right or Am I Right?
My name is Holly Holley and I have given up routines.
Holly hates her name, her looks, and her life. She isn’t in with the right crowd and she has
little hope of dating the gorgeous Raph McDonald. With her cousin Cassie staying with
her family, she has to move out of her bedroom into the tiny, smelly spare room, and she
feels her life couldn’t be more unfair. So when Demi, the coolest girl in school, invites Holly
on a makeover shopping spree, she jumps at the chance. Even Cassie can see that Holly is
stretching her wings—but will she fly or fall? Before long Holly learns that appearances
can be deceptive, and friendship can blossom in unexpected places.
Barry Jonsberg is a high school teacher and the author of Am I Right or Am I Right?, The
Crimes and Punishments of Miss Payne, The Dog That Dumped on My Doona, Dreamrider,
and Ironbark.
168 pp • 5 x 7.5 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781742377643 • February • $8.99 (Can $9.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin


India Dark
Kirsty Murray
A vivid novel based on the true story of a group of young Australian performers who toured
India at the turn of the century, before staging a strike and refusing to travel any further
“Descriptions are lush and appealing.” —School Library Journal on The Secret Life of
Maeve Lee Kwong
Daisy opened her mouth and lies flew out. Her face so pink and white, her lips so plump
and sweet, her lies so vile. I had to cover my ears.
I shut my eyes, wanting to block out the courtroom, to neither see nor hear the evil; but
Tilly grabbed my arm and twisted the skin on my wrist in a Chinese burn.
‘Poesy Swift,’ she whispered, her breath hot against my neck, ‘open your eyes and take that
look off your face. We will never get home if you ruin everything.’
In Madras in the year 1910, Poesy and Tilly are caught in a scandal that will change their
lives forever. Singing and dancing across 100 stages as members of a troupe of Australian
child performers, they travel by steam train into the heart of India. But as one disaster follows another, money runs short and tempers fray. What must the girls do to protect themselves and how many lives will be ruined if they try to break free? This is a story of things
kept secret and of conflicting wills and desires, set against the heat and dust of a lost Empire.
Kirsty Murray is an award-winning author of nine novels for young people including Market Blues, Vulture’s Gate, Walking
Home with Marie-Claire, and Zarconi’s Magic Flying Fish and the epic quartet of historical fiction, ‘Children of the Wind.’
326 pp • 5 x 8 • 1 Map • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781741758580 • September • $12.99 (Can $14.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Triple Ripple
A Fabulous Fairytale
Brigid Lowry
Combining fairy tale with a modern girl’s story, this story skillfully weaves together three
tales and reveals the magic of the writer’s creative journey
The Writer begins with a sparkly good idea for a fabulous fairy tale. A girl called Glory is
sent to work in the Royal Palace, where the queen is planning a grand ball and a bad-tempered princess is sorting through jewels and tiaras. And, unknown to Glory, the threads of
her destiny are coming together. Meanwhile, Nova is reading the fairy tale—they are not
usually her thing, but right now she’s feeling a bit messy and lost. Her best friend has gone
away and mean Dylan is hassling her. Still, Nova is curious to find out why Glory’s mother
is scrabbling under the bed for an old magic book. Can the Writer make everything turn out
happily ever after? Will the princess find true love? Will Glory escape a secret curse? And
can Nova smooth out the lumps and bumps in her life?
Brigid Lowry is the author of Follow the Blue, Guitar Highway Rose, Juicy Writing, Things
You Either Hate or Love, and Tomorrow All Will Be Beautiful.
240 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781742374994 • December • $12.99 (Can $14.99) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Dangerously Placed
Nansi Kunze
A fantastic romantic sci-fi thriller for teens featuring virtual reality, simulated environments, and just the right mix of mystery and first love
“A fun story with some wicked baddies, a dramatic confrontation, a
romantic ending and something to ponder regarding human behavior.”
—Magpies on Mishaps
He lay on the ground, his eyes open but unseeing, his pinstriped body blinking in and out of existence like the picture on a fault television.
Alex Thaler can’t wait to start her dream work experience placement at Virk,
where staff from all over the world mingle in an astonishing virtual office.
But when an employee is found murdered, the dream becomes a nightmare—
because Alex is the prime suspect. Fortunately, Alex’s friends are willing to
brave shark tanks, disgusting pathology specimens, and even a nude beach
in order to clear her name. Can a hippie chick, a goth girl in a lab coat, and
two guys with a taste for blowing things up really help solve the mystery before Alex becomes the next victim?
Nansi Kunze is the author of Mishaps.
282 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781864718829 • October • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper
Random House Australia

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Gotta B
Claire Carmichael
No SMS, no e-mail, no Facebook: in the digital age, who are you when you’re disconnected from your friends?
“The fast-paced plot and scarily realistic future will appeal to middle school sci-fi
fans.” —Booklist on Leaving Simplicity
In Rick Lawrence’s world, everyone is online all the time, immersed in a vast electronic sea
of instant communication. Life is easy when you can do practically everything on one device, and stay in constant contact with your friends. Dr. Carter Renfrew believes Rick and
his friends represent the next step in evolution—the forerunners of a new species, “Homo
electronicus.” Communications companies are eager to exploit this new youth market, and
are backing scientific research into the teen brain—but just how far is Renfrew willing to
go to prove his theory? What happens when everyone’s connected—and suddenly you’re
not? If you’re no longer connected, do you even exist? This topical novel explores cyberbullying, cyber-activism, electronic communication, mental health, and the ethics of corporation driven scientific research.
Claire Carmichael is the author of Leaving Simplicity. As Claire McNab, she is the celebrated author of such detective novels as The Kookaburra Gambit and The Wombat Strategy. She teaches writing at University of California–Los Angeles, and lives in Los Angeles.
336 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781741662986 • September • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Random House Australia

When Courage Came to Call
L. M. Fuge
Non-stop thrilling action is balanced against the heartbreaking reality of war in this intense and gripping novel by a 16-year-old author
“Bravery, survival, treachery. A thrilling ride.” —James Patterson
Everything changed when the first bomb fell on a formerly peaceful, prosperous country.
Now there is the Resistance, fueled by revenge and led by a charismatic knight. Now there
are the rules. Rule one is “We do our work under the cover of darkness.” Rule two, “If you
trust me, I will trust you.” And the third, “We work for the good and safety of Zamascus.
This will include killing.” Imm is about to find out if he has what it takes to survive—and
what it will cost him, in a profound tale exploring the psychological effects of war, and the
courage necessary to fight injustice.
L. M. Fuge is 16 years old and this is her first novel.
330 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781741664447 • September • $11.99 (Can $13.99) Paper • Random House Australia


Meredith Costain
Starting high school and working out who you are in a new world of cliques and boys can be tough—especially
when the three people you thought would be your best friends for life begin to seem more like enemies.
In this fantastic new four-book series about growing up and fitting in, each book is told from a different
perspective of the core group of four. Full of the emotional dramas rife in any high schooler’s life, this
is a realistic and heartfelt series every teen is sure to love.
Meredith Costain is an acclaimed children’s author who has written more than 70 books.
Each: 144 pp • 5 x 8 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction • $9.99 (Can $10.99) Paper • Hardie Grant Egmont

Mean Girls with soul, this four-book series documents the start of the high school roller
coaster—complete with cliques, bitching, and boys
For girls who love watching Gossip Girl but need a realistic setting that they can relate to,
this is the perfect series to help navigate a way out of girl hell. In the first book, Christie’s
moved away, and Alysha’s hanging out with the shiny people. Lexi doesn’t know whether
to hang with her old friends or follow Alysha. But Jack Moxham’s in the cool group and he
seems to like Lexi. Will she fit in or be Lexi the Loser forever?
9781921502286 • September

Touching on the relevant theme of cyber-bullying, the second installment in a series about
high school drama and learning who your true friends are
Michi is loving high school. She has heaps of friends from Pink HQ, and she’s getting to
know Amira and her group. But when Michi innocently talks to the boy that Amira likes,
she gets excluded and bullied by her so-called friends. Things turn really nasty when Michi
crashes Amira’s party. Will Michi ever be able to trust anyone again?
9781921502293 • January



Beast Child
Book Two
Ben Chandler
Can a child from an ancient past unlock the secrets of Lenis and Missy’s powers in the second entry in this Philip Pullman-meets-Nicholas Flamel series?
Lenis and Missy Clemens have found their freedom aboard the airship Hiryu,
but are they ready for the responsibilities that come with determining their
own fates? Hot on the trail of the mercenary Karasu, the man who holds
the keys to unlocking Suiteki’s power, the twins face the realities of their
own growing abilities. Their search for Karasu takes them to Heiligland,
where Missy has to decide which is more important—the safety of an entire nation or her own sense of right and wrong. As she relies more and more
on the powers of the Quillblade, her brother grows distant, shunning the
bizarre connection that binds the Clemens twins together. When they meet
Kanu, a young boy from the distant past who just might hold the key to
who they are, the twins must decide whether to embrace their destiny or be
torn forever apart.
Ben Chandler has a doctorate in fantasy and teaches English literature
and creative writing.
432 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • Ages 12 & Up • Fiction
9781864719796 • January • $12.99 (Can $14.99) Paper
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Justin Bieber A–Z
Sarah Oliver
An entire alphabet of Bieberology—it’s enough to make a Belieber out
of anyone
A is for awards—fans will read how Justin became a record breaker and beat
Taylor Lautner to the Hottest Hottie Award. B is for best friend—this guide
contains all there is to know about Justin’s best friends and the trouble they
have caused together over the years. C is for Canada—Justin’s hometown of
Stratford, Ontario is discussed here, as well as how he was catapulted from
street performer to global superstar in the space of three years! All this Bieberology and more can be found here, including what book Jaden Smith loaned
Justin, whether Justin ever has bad hair days, how Justin became the most
Googled name in the world, all the behind-the-scenes secrets, and whether
Justin and Selena Gomez are more than just friends.
Sarah Oliver is the author of Miley Cyrus A–Z, Robert Pattinson A–Z, and
Taylor Lautner A–Z.
288 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 Color Photos • 71 B/W Photos
Ages 8 & Up • Biography/Music
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How to Talk to Boys
Dianne Todaro
From knowing how boys think to keeping your cool when talking to the one boy
who makes your heart go zing
A clear and informative guide to help girls through obstacles like shyness and awkwardness, this book unpacks all the so-called girl–boy rules to teach girls what boys
actually talk about, how to be friends with them, and more. It discusses the benefits
of self-respect, the ins and outs of electronic communication, talking to one’s parents
about boys, what to do when you disagree with the boy you like, the signals of attraction,
and what love really is. With plenty of quotes from real girls on talking to boys, this
guide is full of straight talk that will make talking to boys less awkward, and even fun.
Dianne Todaro provides leadership to a team of educators who teach sexuality and
relationship education to 30,000 parents and children per year. She is the director of
her own company, Communicate Kids.
180 pp • 5.5 x 7 • 35 B/W Photos • Ages 14 & Up • Nonfiction
9781742374383 • September • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

How to Talk to Girls
Jonathan Toussaint
Reading girls’ signals, surviving school dances, mending hurt feelings—everything
teenage boys need to know in order to talk to girls
Talking to girls is an exciting part of a boy’s life—exciting and potentially agonizing.
This book gives a realistic picture of the challenges and choices boys face when they’re
talking to girls, and deals with real scenarios that aren’t often covered in teen guides.
For example, the school dance survival guide not only covers asking her, but also covers when you don’t want to ask a girl, when you don’t want to go at all, whether or
not to dance, when your date won’t talk to you, and whether she is your girlfriend
after the dance. It also has a supportive chapter for same-sex attracted teens. Featuring uncut individual comments from boys, this book will talk boys through developing girls as friends, and then looks at what is needed to further a friendship into a
relationship. It’s all about talking, listening, and asking the kinds of questions that
lead to healthy friendships and relationships.
Jonathan Toussaint has been facilitating groups for men and boys for more than 30
years, helping them address issues of gender, sexuality, and communication. He is a
counselor, educator, and the executive manager of a family center, where he directs a
sexuality education program.
180 pp • 5.5 x 7 • 35 B/W Photos • Ages 14 & Up • Nonfiction
9781742371948 • September • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin


The Complete Buddhism for Mothers
Sarah Napthali
A compendium of all three bestselling titles: Buddhism for Mothers,
Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children, and Buddhism for Mothers
of Schoolchildren
“A lovely book for anyone that wants to become more present in their
parenting.” — on Buddhism for Mothers of
Young Children
“If you liked her first book, Buddhism for Mothers, you’ll adore this
one. It’ll give you a new perspective on parenting and may even help
you enjoy it more.” —Sunday Telegraph on Buddhism for Mothers of
Young Children
“An eminently practical book that gives frazzled mothers usable advice
and empathy . . . the approachable and authentic perspective of a rankand-file practitioner who lives the techniques and situations she writes
about.” —Publishers Weekly on Buddhism for Mothers
Always firmly grounded in the day-to-day reality of being a mother, this collection brings together three valuable books, each offering personal and honest advice based on Buddhist teachings as applied to the everyday challenges
of bringing up children. Together for the first time, these books have been
used by countless mothers to find the inspiration to be more patient, loving,
and attentive towards their children, other family members, other parents,
but most of all, themselves. In her clear and engaging way, Sarah Napthali
takes us on a journey through the challenges (and the pleasures!) of raising
children, using Buddhist teachings and principles to help her answer the eternal questions of mothers everywhere: Who am I now? Where am I going?
And how can I do my best by my children and myself? Even if exploring Buddhism at this busy stage of life is not where a reader thought she would be,
this collection can make a difference.
Sarah Napthali is a mother of two who tries to apply Buddhist teachings in
her daily life. She is the author of Buddhism for Mothers, Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children (formerly published under the title of Buddhism for Mothers with Lingering Questions), and Buddhism for Mothers of Schoolchildren.
770 pp • 5.5 x 8 • Parenting & Family Care/Buddhism
9781742374499 • September • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper
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The Kooky 3D Kids’ Cookbook
Hardie Grant Books
With 3D glasses included, this wacky cookbook takes kids’ food
to a whole new dimension!
As the recipes spring to life before their eyes, even the fussiest of
eaters will get excited about making the meals and treats included
in this hilarious interactive cookbook. With 24 balanced recipes aimed
specially for kids to cook with easy-to-find ingredients, it covers a
wide variety of cuisine—from nibbles to big bites and sweet things.
It’s a fun new way to engage with a range of foods that little chefs
in the making are sure to adore. Includes metric measurements.
64 pp • 8 x 9 • 41 Color Photos• Cooking/Nonfiction
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Traditional Molvanian Baby Names
With Meanings, Derivations and Probable Pronunciations
Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, and Rob Sitch
The funniest book about baby names ever—every name available
from the European republic Molvania, birthplace of the polka and
whooping cough
“In format and page layout, this inspired send-up of a travel guide
looks exactly like the real thing, and it displays an acute feel for all
the clichés of the genre.” —New Yorker on Molvania
Molvania is a fictional community just north of Bulgaria and downwind
from Chernobyl. Now, in this hilarious and informative baby name book,
anyone can become the envy of parents everywhere with a traditional
Molvanian baby name of their very own. Are you stuck on what to call
your new little pride and joy? How about Bruzvyliz (Bruce Willis), Jinkzta
(unlucky), or Maykupputyana (fun girl, aka “heavily made-up prostitute”)?
Full of hundreds of unique and meaningful names any new baby should
be proud to grow up with, this unique book is perfect for the new parent
or Molvanian baby-name enthusiast in your life.
Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, and Rob Sitch are the successful and prolific
writing team also known as “Working Dog,” which has produced a vast
body of internationally acclaimed projects including feature films The Castle and The Dish. They are the authors of Molvania: A Land Untouched
by Modern Dentistry, Phaic Tan, and San Sombrero: A Land of Carnivals,
Cocktails and Coups.
160 pp • 4 x 5.5 • Humor/Parenting & Family Care
9781740668590 • September • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Paper
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This new historical series looks at the cherished places in a city that time, progress, and fashion have swept aside.
Each: Photography/Architecture • 144 pp • 11 x 9.5 • 150 B/W Photos
December • $18.95 (Can $20.95) Cloth • Pavilion

Lost San Francisco
Dennis Evanovsky and Eric J. Kos
The first in a new series that looks at how a city used to run—at the old
transport systems, the former city halls, the stores, the theaters, and cinemas, the gas stations, the restaurants, and the people on the sidewalk
Aspects of lost San Francisco that are examined here include the Victorian
Alcatraz, Cliff House Hotel before it burned down, the early Embarcadero,
the devastation of the 1906 earthquake, horse-drawn streetcars, and the
grandeur of the Sutro Baths both outside and in. The 1915 Panama-Pacific
Exposition buildings, the changes made to combat a possible Japanese invasion during World War II, and some of the key hippie stores on HaightAshbury before the area became more upscale are also documented.
Dennis Evanosky is the city editor at the Alameda Sun, a weekly newspaper
across the bay from San Francisco. Eric J. Kos formed Stellar Media Group
in 2001. They are the coauthors of East Bay Then and Now, Los Angeles Then
and Now, and San Francisco Then and Now. They both live in San Francisco.

Lost New York
Marcia Reiss
Coney Island’s Dreamland was destroyed by fire in 1911, the Metropolitan Opera House was demolished in 1967, and Moondance Diner was
moved to Wyoming in 2007. This book is a celebration of these and other
cherished parts of New York that are no longer.
The New York landmarks remembered here include Coney Island’s “Elephant
Colossus,” an elephant-shaped hotel rumored to be a brothel and destroyed
by fire in 1896; the Manhattan Beach Hotel; South Street Seaport; Stanford
White’s Madison Square Garden; the Vanderbilt, Tiffany, and Astor mansions; Central Park’s elevated railway; the first Waldorf Astoria Hotel; the
1939 World’s Fair site; Manhattan Train Terminal on Brooklyn Bridge; Ebbet’s
Field—home of the Brooklyn Dodgers; and the Polo Grounds—home of the
NY Giants baseball team. This collection celebrates old theaters and hotels
that have burned or been razed, vanished ferry buildings, removed-fromservice trolley cars, classic art deco diners, and the demolition that sparked
a strong preservation movement in the city, Pennsylvania Station.
Marcia Reiss is the author of Architectural Details, Brooklyn Then and Now, Central Park Then and Now, Manhattan in Photographs, New York Then and Now, and a series of guides to historic Brooklyn neighborhoods for the Brooklyn Historical Society. She is former policy director of the Parks Council, now New Yorkers for Parks, and former public affairs director for the
New York City Department of Ports and Trade. A former resident of Brooklyn and Manhattan, she lives in upstate New York.


Edited by Yann-Brice Dherbier
Yann-Brice Dherbier is also the editor of Steve McQueen and the coeditor
of Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Michael Jackson, and Sophia Loren.

Cary Grant
One of Hollywood’s best-loved stars, the debonair actor of more than
70 films embodies masculine chic—here is his life in pictures
Archie Leach, born in England into poverty, transformed himself into
Cary Grant and became rich and famous in America, an international
star, and an icon of gentlemanly style. This book provides a pictorial
account of his fascinating life story. A partial inspiration for James
Bond’s mixture of chic, virility, and sex appeal, and celebrated by colleagues for his sense of humor, Cary Grant was also an accomplished
actor, nominated twice for an Oscar and five times for a Golden Globe.
With his suave, debonair personality, he conquered Hollywood and became an intimate friend of Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Sophia
Loren, all of whom he appears with here in photos. He is also shown
with Ingrid Bergman, Clark Gable, Bob Hope, Alfred Hitchcock, Robert
Mitchum, Doris Day, and Marilyn Monroe in this sumptuous collection of images telling his cinematic life story.
Photography/Film • 192 pp • 10 x 11.5
27 Color Photos • 102 B/W Photos
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Frank Sinatra
From bobbysoxers to boxing, from his home to Madison Square Garden, rare and intimate photographs of The Chairman of the Board
A dandy, a crooner, and an actor, talented and scandalous, as close to the
Kennedys as to the underworld barons, Frank Sinatra fascinates. Coming
from a small town in New Jersey, the bad boy married Ava Gardner and conquered Hollywood, starring in more than 60 films and winning an Oscar
for Best Supporting Actor in 1953 for his role in From Here to Eternity. It’s
thanks to music, however, that his talent gained worldwide recognition. Nicknamed “The Voice” by the international press, Sinatra imposed his unique
style and sold more than 150 million albums in his 62-year career. Through
a captivating biography and rare and intimate photographs this collection
recalls his exceptional journey: as a father; as a singer working with such
talents as Elvis Presley, Quincy Jones, and Count Basie; as a member of the
Rat Pack; on set with Burt Lancaster, Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, or Steve McQueen; and off set with John F. Kennedy, Ava Gardner, or Mia Farrow.
Photography/Music • 192 pp • 10 x 11.5
22 Color Photos • 83 B/W Photos
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James Dean
George Perry
A fully illustrated biography, including never-before-published photographs, of the
archetypal screen icon who lived fast and died young
This official account is a detailed, chronological biography of James Dean, fully illustrated
with color and black-and-white images from classic movies, family archives, and private collections. Scattered throughout the book are special, self-contained feature pages
that explore aspects of his life and times: his passion for cars, his films, America in the
1950s, and the famous, black-and-white Dennis Stock photographs. The book contains
more than 30 photographs and memorabilia never published before, with a narrative
text giving the full account of his life and uncovering new details, all supported by a
selection of both family and famous photographs and letters. Following Dean from
the poor Quaker community of Fairmount, Indiana, via short-lived happiness with his
parents in California, to the trauma of his mother’s death, we see Dean enter the world
of acting from drama school to the turning point in his career: the audition for his
starring role in East of Eden. We go behind the scenes to see Dean the Hollywood Rebel
and a new style icon. The final chapter looks at his death and the aftermath—the legend of James Dean, who transformed the idea of what movie stardom could be.
George Perry, former film editor of the Sunday Times and past president of the London Critics’ Circle, is an author, journalist,
and broadcaster. He has produced more than 30 books, many on film subjects such as The Great British Picture Show and Forever Ealing, and definitive studies of Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals, The Complete Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard: From Movie to Musical, as well as biographies of Rupert Bear, Monty Python, and Miss Bluebell.
Biography/Performing Arts • 240 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 100 Color Photos • 100 B/W Photos
9780956494276 • January • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper • Palazzo Editions

Jack Robinson Portraits in Vogue
Jack Robinson
Photographs of some of the most iconic actors, artists, fashion designers, and
performers, from the late 1960s and early 1970s, including Jack Nicholson,
Michael Caine, Joni Mitchell, Ralph Lauren, and Andy Warhol
A unique photo portfolio of celebrated icons containing many images now published for the first time, this stunningly produced book showcases 150 unforgettable photographs selected from the vast archive of 150,000 photographs that
make up an extraordinary body of work. The roll call of subjects that Jack Robinson photographed in his career reads like a definitive who’s who of the period.
Robinson photographed not only actors and entertainers but the writers, artists,
fashion designers and politicians who shaped the cultural landscape of the 1960s
and early 1970s. His compelling portraits show a remarkable rapport: rarely have
his subjects—some of the most photographed individuals in the world—appeared
so unguarded and at ease in front of the lens. A favorite of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, Robinson’s photographs appeared more than 500 times in
the magazine. This unique showcase of images returns Jack Robinson to his rightful place as a master photographer of one of the 20th century’s defining periods.
Jack Robinson (1928–1997) was born in Meridian, Mississippi. His career as a photographer began during the early 1950s in
New Orleans where he documented the city’s street life and vibrant cultural scene. In 1955 he traveled to Mexico with the famous art dealer Betty Parsons. She encouraged him to pursue a career in New York as a fashion photographer; by the end of
the 1950s, his work was regularly featured in Life magazine and the New York Times until 1965 when he moved to Vogue and
shot many of his most memorable images. In December 1972, he left New York and moved to Memphis, where he earned a living as a watercolorist and worked on stained glass windows.
Photography • 192 pp • 10.5 x 11.5 • 150 B/W Photos
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Style Me Vintage: Make-Up
Easy Step-by-Step Techniques for Creating Classic Looks
Katie Reynolds
Step-by-step instructions in a beautiful retro-glam package
provide everything needed to create authentic vintage
looks—whether you want to look like Louise Brooks, Marilyn Monroe, or Madonna
Filled with fantastically inspiring images, tips on the best
makeup techniques and accessories, and easy-to-follow instructions, this resource provides everything a fashionista needs
to create vintage looks from the 1920s to the 1980s. Vintage
styles have never been more popular, with style icons from Scarlett Johansson to Dita Von Teese indulging in retro glamour.
Whether the aim is a look that can be worn day-to-day or one
for a special outing or occasion, this must-have book has all
the instructions and inspiration needed to recreate the decadence and fun of vintage styles.
Katie Reynolds has been a hair and makeup artist for more than
12 years, working in film, TV, music, commercials, and fashion with a celebrity client list. She founded The Powderpuff
Girls in 2005, a unique team of beauty professionals who provide a pampering service for events and parties and also work
at The Powder Rooms, vintage-style beauty parlors.

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Express Makeup
Rae Morris
Photographs by Steven Chee
One of the world’s most creative makeup artists shares her expertise in creating fabulous looks in just minutes
Rae Morris is a veteran of major international runway shows, where speed is critical, so
she knows how to achieve beautiful looks fast. Here she reveals all the tricks and trade
secrets she’s learned throughout her highly successful career, from how to apply razorsharp eyeliner to how to transform one’s face with the perfect brow shape. Her number
one tip: when you’re in a hurry, always do your eyes first, as you can easily apply foundation and lipstick in your compact or rear-view mirror. Full of sensational looks, with
step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions on how to achieve them, this
book is a must-have for women who want to look gorgeous in just minutes.
Rae Morris is Australia’s top makeup artist, having won the prestigious Australian Makeup
Artist of the Year award four times over. She is also the makeup director for Australian
Fashion Week and was the keynote speaker at the 2009 International Make-Up Artist
Trade Show. She divides her time between Sydney and New York. Steven Chee is a fashion photographer who specializes in faces and makeup. They are the coauthors of Makeup:
The Ultimate Guide.
Fashion & Appearance • 184 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 248 Color Photos • 9 B/W Photos
9781742373393 • September • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper • Arena

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Simplicity Sewing Book
The Essential Reference for All Home Sewers
First published 20 years ago, this classic essential reference
for all home sewers is updated and better than ever
With hundreds of time- and money-saving projects, user-friendly
chapter dividers, and wire-o bound to lay flat, this is the most
comprehensive source for sewing information for both new and
experienced sewers. Mindful of the fact that today’s sewers want
to be sure that they have access to the very latest developments,
all material has been fully revised and updated. New sewing
techniques and time-saving ideas have been introduced,
product information has been updated, and the projects reflect
current fashion trends with even more children’s clothing
ideas included.
Simplicity offer the best and most comprehensive source for
sewing information for both new and experienced sewers, as
well as for those who are rediscovering the joys of this rewarding craft. Headquartered in New York City and providing customers with many years of easy-to-follow do-it-yourself
projects, the Simplicity Pattern Company is the largest of its
kind in the world.
Crafts & Hobbies • 272 pp • 8.5 x 8.5 • 800 Color Illustrations • Concealed wiro
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Sew La Tea Do
25 Favourite Things to Sew
Pip Lincolne
Learn to make cushion covers from second-hand shirts or a simple sundress
for lazy summer days with this gorgeous book for beginning sewers and
crafters, from the author of Meet Me at Mike’s
Perfect for anyone who’s ever wanted to try making their own clothing and accessories, this adorable crafts book will encourage and inspire even the most
amateur of seamstresses to create beautiful pieces they can wear, use, and love.
Each project is carefully designed for beginning sewers, with an easy-to-use pattern and a list of all of the materials needed clearly outlined on each page. A
range of simple sewing techniques and stitches are also explained, and there
are tons of suggestions for variations on patterns that allow the more adventurous seamstress to experiment once they’ve gotten their head around the basics. Twenty-four beautiful and unique projects are included—from a blanket
to roll up and take to the movies, or cute-as-a-button kids’ trousers, to a super
pretty wrap skirt. All of the patterns are included in a front pocket.

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Pip Lincolne lives above her popular Melbourne craft store, Meet Me at Mikes,
and runs a craft club called Brown Owls. She is the author of the crafting title
Meet Me at Mike’s.
Crafts & Hobbies • 153 pp • 8.5 x 9.5 • Four-color Interior
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Advanced Pottery
Linda Bloomfield
With examples from leading potters around the world, a practical guide to the
latest techniques for potters, teachers, students, and anyone interested in working with clays and glazes
Describing and illustrating the latest pottery techniques, particularly for making
large or complex pots, this book shows work from a cross-section of different studio potters and the materials, tools, and methods they use. It focuses on advanced
techniques, including throwing on the wheel, hand building, coiling, slabbing, making and using molds, and altering thrown work. Clays and glazes are explained in
detail, highlighting the many different colors obtainable and giving recipes and methods for creating and modifying glazes. Firing techniques are also covered and instructions for building a fast-fire kiln are included.
Linda Bloomfield originally trained as a materials scientist and worked as a scientific researcher. She now runs her own studio pottery business and sells her thrown tableware
through shops and galleries internationally. She writes regularly for Ceramic Review.
Art/Crafts & Hobbies • 192 pp • 8.5 x 11 • 602 Color Photos • 1 B/W Photo
9780709087724 • September • $49.95 (Can $54.95) Cloth • Robert Hale


Pioneers of Modern Design
From William Morris to Walter Gropius
Nikolaus Pevsner
Introduction by Richard Weston
A new edition, fully illustrated in color, of one of the most widely read books on modern design
Nikolaus Pevsner’s landmark work was first published in 1936. It remains as stimulating and challenging today as it was then. Pevsner saw Modernism as a synthesis of three
main sources: William Morris and his followers; the work of the 19th-century engineers;
and Art Nouveau. All of these form the essential background to the work of the early
Modernists, with their rejection of ornament, their use of new materials, and their commitment to “utility” and the machine age. Pevsner looks at the early masters of the movement, such as Voysey and Rennie Mackintosh in Britain; Sullivan and Lloyd Wright in
America; and Loos and Wagner in Vienna; ending in 1914, with Walter Gropius and the
Bauhaus movement representing design’s most radical break with the past. This new edition of this classic work is fully illustrated in color, with new feature spreads on the key
protagonists and movements and a new introduction by Professor Richard Weston.
Nikolaus Pevsner (1902–1983) was one of the 20th century’s most learned and stimulating writers on art and architecture. He is best known for his celebrated series of guides,
The Buildings of England (46 volumes, published 1951–1974), acknowledged as one of
the great achievements of 20th-century scholarship. He was also founding editor of The
Pelican History of Art. Richard Weston is a professor of architecture and coeditor of the
journal Architectural Research Quarterly.
Design/Essays • 192 pp • 7.5 x 10 • 150 Color Photos
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Florence Broadhurst
Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives
Helen O’Neill
With stunning full-page prints of Florence Broadhurst’s distinctive fabric and wallpaper designs, together with gorgeous photographs of interiors from around the world,
this deluxe edition of Helen O’Neill’s award-winning book is a must-have for lovers
of design
In a volume as captivating as its subject, Florence Broadhurst paints an unforgettable
portrait of a woman ahead of her time. To this day, mystery shrouds her myriad personae of starlet, couturier, and painter—as well as her unsolved murder. One thing is
certain, however—Broadhurst’s place in the history of interior decor. She created more
than 800 hugely popular designs that defined the swinging ’60s. Recognized worldwide
for her groundbreaking wallpaper patterns, this enigmatic Australian left behind a trove
of exquisite work, brilliantly displayed here in this authorized biography. Her extraordinary life led to a tragic end, when on October 16, 1977, the design icon was
found murdered in her Paddington wallpaper showroom. This amazing package showcases more than 100 of her never-before-published patterns and popular prints such
as those owned by Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, and Carly Simon, alongside a fascinating murder mystery.
Helen O’Neill is an award-winning print and TV journalist, and the author of Life Without Limits.
Art/Biography • 256 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 154 Color Illustrations
9781742700595 • November • $49.95 (Can $54.95) Cloth • Hardie Grant Books


Noa Noa
Paul Gauguin
Translated by Jonathan Griffin
Afterword by Jean Loize
The original version of a great classic of modern art, back in print

Gauguin: Maker of Myth, National Gallery of Art,
Washington, DC, February 27–June 5, 2011
Gauguin’s great diary from Tahiti almost never saw the light of day in
its original form. Sent by the artist to his friend Charles Morice in Paris,
the manuscript was published in 1901 with immediate success, under
the names Paul Gauguin and Charles Morice. With Gauguin’s permission, Morice had “edited” and enlarged it to make it more readable. It
was to be 40 years before Gauguin’s original version came to light, and
it is published here in a translation by Jonathan Griffin, together with
a detailed afterword by Jean Loize, who rediscovered the manuscript.
Loize shows that Morice had in parts altered Gauguin’s text beyond
recognition—a startling discovery that entirely changed ideas about Gauguin’s style and intentions. This genuine version is not only an important document, it is also a beautiful piece of writing: amusing, acid,
wide-eyed, and moving. Gauguin feared that, unedited, it would seem
absurdly crude; and no doubt it would have, to most readers in his day.
Today we can appreciate its sketch form, jerky directness, authentic freshness. This edition is illustrated with the watercolors, wood-engravings,
and drawings that Gauguin assembled for the book.
Paul Gauguin (1848–1903) is now recognized as one of the founders of
modern art, though he found it difficult to make a living, and in 1891
sailed for Polynesia to escape “civilization.” He stayed there, on and off,
until his death in the Marquesas Islands 12 years later. Jonathan Griffin (1906–1990) was a poet, translator, diplomat, and director of BBC
European Intelligence during World War II. He translated Pessoa, Char,
Kleist, Montherlant, and many others. Jean Louize is an art historian.
Art • 96 pp • 4.5 x 5.5 • 31 Color Photos
9781843680611 • Available • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper
Pallas Athene


On Camera, Off Guard 1969–82
Mark Hayward
From their first appearance on Top of the Pops to outtakes from
It’s My Life, a fantastic selection of images from one of the world’s
best-loved supergroups
“A rare, candid view of two iconic rock groups.” —Library
Journal on The Beatles: On Camera, Off Guard and The Rolling
Stones: On Camera, Off Guard
Featuring pictures from 1969 to 1982, the images collected here include the first-ever photographs of Freddie Mercury as a performer
with Ibex in Bolton in June 1969, taken by songwriter Chris Smith
who recounts his experiences of the night. Further early images of Mercury include pictures taken at Ealing Art College and outside his home
in Shepherd’s Bush where Queen’s first official photo session took place
in 1973. Images from their first Japanese tour, from the “Fat Bottomed
Girls” cover shoot, on tour in South America with Mercury’s boyfriend,
and many more allow fans to get closer to Mercury and the rest of
the band than any previous book. Furthermore, many of the photographers of these amazing images give their insights and stories, providing an intimate insight into Queen backstage, onstage, and at play.
Mark Hayward is the author of The Beatles: On Camera, Off Guard
and The Rolling Stones: On Camera, Off Guard.
Photography/Music • 208 pp • 10 x 11.5
100 Color Photos • 100 B/W Photos
9781862059078 • December • $40.00 (Can $45.00) Cloth • Pavilion

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Rock’N’Roll Photography
Is the New Trainspotting
A Retrospective of Work from the Last 30 Years
Tony Mott
Thirty years of stunningly reproduced images of international iconic
rock figures, taken by a leading rock photographer
Tony Mott has an incredible enthusiasm for music and musicians, and
he has the uncanny ability to capture the quintessential appeal of
whomever he is photographing. His photographs reveal something of the
mystery, the revved up power, and the adrenaline of rock n roll. Including photos of James Brown, Boy George, Ray Davies, Def Leppard, Green
Day, PJ Harvey, Hole, Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, Joni Mitchell, Sinéad
O’Connor, Pulp, Rage Against the Machine, Sonic Youth, Spinal Tap, Tina
Turner, Wham, and Stevie Wonder, this collection tells the story of rock.
Tony Mott’s photos have been published in 20 countries and have appeared on the covers of 450 CDs and more than 700 magazines. He has
toured with many bands, including the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney,
Fleetwood Mac, Sarah McLachlan, Avril Lavigne, Neil Diamond, and Bob
Music/Photography • 228 pp • 10 x 12 • 125 Color Photos
9781921878015 • October • $35.00 (Can $38.95) Paper
Rockpool Publishing


Iron Maiden: In the Studio
The Stories Behind Every Album
Jake Brown
The band who influenced everyone, from Slayer to Gaga, gets the In the Studio treatment

Iron Maiden won their first Grammy in 2011
For the first time ever, the writing and recording of such iconic hits as “The Number of the
Beast,” “Flight of Icarus,” “Two Minutes to Midnight,” “Wasted Years,” “Can I Play with
Madness,” and “Hallowed Be Thy Name” are explored in-depth. Iron Maiden’s crossover
to chart success showed many bands how it could be done, making them a key part of heavy
metal’s acceptance as a credible genre. With an impressive catalogue of 15 studio albums
spread over 20 years including The Number of the Beast (1982), Seventh Son of a Seventh
Son (1988), and The Final Frontier (2010), their influence speaks for itself. This book takes
fans into the studio with a band that shows no sign of slowing down—2011 saw them win
their first Grammy and finish up a massive 101-date world tour in support of their 15th
album—and whose influence can still be heard in a thousand metal bands today.

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Jake Brown is the author of many books, including authorized In the Studio titles such as Heart:
In the Studio, Kanye West: In the Studio, Motorhead: In the Studio, and Rick Rubin: In the
Studio. He is also the owner of hard rock label Versailles Records, distributed in the United
States by Big Daddy Music/MVD Distribution, and was recently nominated alongside Lemmy
Kilmister for the 2010 Association for Record Sound Collections Awards in the category of
Excellence in Historical Record Sound Research. He lives in Nashville.
Music • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 10 Color Photos • 5 B/W Photos
9781843583486 • September • $26.95 (Can $28.95) Cloth • John Blake

In the Studio
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Tom Waits in the Studio
Jake Brown
From The Heart of Saturday Night through Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards, a rare look at the creative process of the Grammy-winning visionary artist

Tom Waits was a 2011 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Via exclusive interviews with engineers and producers and quoted commentary from
Tom Waits himself, this book investigates the artistic process behind his unique sound—
a sound which has mutated over his career and proved nearly impossible to mimic,
although many have tried. One of the most fascinating singers and songwriters working today and considered by many to be a genius, Waits has ridden his own trends
for the better part of 40 years, defying any and all notion of convention outside the
context of his own subgenre. An investigatory thread runs throughout the book, and
the treasure trove of information and insight will prove a must for any fan of this
most enigmatic and revered of craftsmen. A complete discography is included.
Jake Brown is the author of many books, including authorized In the Studio titles such
as Heart: In the Studio, Kanye West: In the Studio, Motorhead: In the Studio, and
Rick Rubin: In the Studio. He is also the owner of hard rock label Versailles Records,
distributed in the U.S. by Big Daddy Music/MVD Distribution, and was recently nominated alongside Lemmy Kilmister for the 2010 Association for Record Sound Collections Awards in the category of Excellence in Historical Record Sound Research.
He lives in Nashville.
Music • 300 pp • 6 x 9
9781901447620 • October • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper • Cherry Red Books


Heart of Darkness
Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska
David Burke
From the nature of the material itself and the history of American
folk music which foretold it, to the legacy and influence on later
generations of musicians, an exploration of the classic 20th-century album that sees its 30th anniversary in 2012
In January 1982, Bruce Springsteen recorded a set of demos in his New
Jersey bedroom—a follow up to The River, the double album issued
in 1980 which had reached the top of the Billboard charts. Expectations were grand, and these demo recordings promised an impressive
album. However, after a series of sessions with the E Street Band spent
working on the material, Springsteen felt these new recordings failed
to capture the intimacy of the home demos and made the incredible
decision to eschew the expensive, state of the art productions, and release the crude, home recorded version of the album. Almost 30 years
later, Nebraska is considered a classic, not only among Springsteen’s
canon but among the entire body of work recorded during the 20th
century. The album captured the public’s imagination, reached number three on the Billboard, and added a new, darker side to Springsteen’s
public persona. Springsteen’s fanbase is awash with rumors that an anniversary edition of Nebraska will include the elusive studio recordings and tracks not included on the original album—to which the author
has had access and has discussed here.
Music • 300 pp • 6.5 x 9.5
9781901447576 • January • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper
Cherry Red Books


With the Beatles
Alistair Taylor
Millions of words have been written about the Beatles, but nobody knew them quite
like Alistair Taylor. Originally published as A Secret History, this is a unique insider
portrait of the Fab Four
Look at the first contract with Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, and you will see only one
other name—Alistair Taylor’s. By the band’s side from the very beginning, he beheld the
inception and growth of the most extraordinary musical phenomenon of the last century.
He witnessed the fun, the high life, the adulation, and the music. But he was also there
when things started to go wrong: when George Harrison quit the band at the height of
their success and when it all started to spiral out of control—and he reveals for the first
time exactly what caused their breakup. Filled with many rare photos in addition to an
insider’s stories, this is a must for fans. As Brian Epstein’s right-hand man, Alistair Taylor was with the charismatic manager when he first saw the Beatles perform at the Cavern; he later became the band’s trusted, ever-present friend. It was he who found Epstein’s
body after his suicide and, in the reorganization that followed, Taylor went on to become
manager of Apple, the Beatles’ record company.
Alistair Taylor (1935–2004) was Brian Epstein’s personal assistant at the time he signed
the Beatles and later the general manager of Apple. He is the witness on their original
contract and was dubbed “Mr. Fix-It” by the band.
Autobiography/Music • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 10 Color Photos • 10 B/W Photos
9781843583493 (Replaces 9781904034735) • September • $12.95 (Can $13.95) Paper
John Blake

The Classic FM Hall of Fame
The Greatest Classical Music of All Time
Darren Henley, Sam Jackson, and Tim Lihoreau
The annual Hall of Fame, produced by a classical radio station known for its popular
and accessible style
“There’s something here for every fan, from the casual listener to the serious
aficionado.” —Sir Simon Rattle, principal conductor, the Berlin Philharmonic
“Full of delightful stories, recommended recordings and hidden treasures.”
—Bryn Terfel, opera singer
“The stories behind these favorite pieces and the composers are fascinating—
and written with Classic FM’s genuine passion for classical music.”
—Vasily Petrenko, conductor
The Classic FM Hall of Fame is a collection of the 300 most popular pieces of classical music,
as voted for by the listeners of Classic FM, one of the UK's three Independent National Radio
stations. Including the history behind both the composer and the composition, this is the definitive guide to some of the best classical music ever recorded, as well as the stories behind it.
Darren Henley is the managing director of Classic FM. He was named Commercial Radio
Programmer of the Year in 2009. This is his 20th book about classical music and musicians. Sam Jackson is Classic FM’s head of music. Tim Lihoreau is the creative director,
as well as an on-air host.
Music • 256 pp • 7.5 x 10 • 80 Color Photos • 32 Color Illustrations • 50 B/W Illustrations
9781907642173 • October • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth • Elliott & Thompson


The Leaping
Tom Fletcher
Oozing with menace, this innovative blend of horror, folktale, and disturbing realism is
the first installment in what is shaping up to be a genre-defining series
“I haven’t been so blown away by a horror debut since I first read Clive Barker’s
Books of Blood 25 years ago. The Leaping is everything that good fiction should be—
it is compelling, relevant, and original . . . like a dark, corrupt fairy tale, oozing with
dread and ancient menace.” —Mark Morris, author, Fatal Error
“Strong, convincing characters and great atmosphere. Bleak and compelling, this unusual mixture of grubby social realism with folklore and superstition stands out from
the crowd.” —Times
“A book that’s stiff with foreboding and dread right from the start. . . . It’s a literary,
literate horror novel—and has a mordant, knowing, blackly ironic style to it. But it’s
relentless, too, in its avowed intention of scaring the life out of its readers, with everything it can throw at us.” —Paul Magrs, author, Sick Building
Jack finished university three years ago, but he’s still stuck in a dead-end job in a sinister
call center in Manchester. When the beautiful—and rich—Jennifer comes into his life he thinks
he has finally found his ticket out of there. The trouble is, his boss is interested in Jennifer
as well, and there’s something strangely bestial about him. So when Jennifer buys Fell House,
a mysterious ruined mansion out in the remote mountains, a move to the country seems
like the answer to all their problems. But an ancient evil is waiting in the valleys—Fell House
has another owner. Edgy, original, and terrifying, this novel explores the darkness that lies
beneath Britain’s bleak post-industrial northwest.
Tom Fletcher has published a number of his short stories. This is his first novel.
Horror • 442 pp • 5 x 8
9781849161350 • September • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • Quercus

The Thing on the Shore
Tom Fletcher
The second in the series that began with The Leaping, set in a malevolent call center that
just might be alive—affirming Tom Fletcher as the dark master for the “temp” generation
When Artemis Black is assigned to manage a call center in the bleak coastal town of Whitehaven on behalf of a mysterious multinational corporation called Interext, the isolation and
remoteness of the place encourage him to implement a decidedly unhinged project. He installs what purports to be cutting-edge AI technology, with a real, “human” voice, on the
automated answering systems. As a result, one of his employees, Arthur, becomes aware of
an intangible landscape inside the labyrinthine systems of the call center—a landscape in
which he can feel some kind of otherworldly consciousness stirring and in which, perhaps
as a result of his father’s increasingly alarming eccentricities, he feels that he could find his
recently deceased mother. Arthur takes refuge in this belief as his father, his job, and his
house slowly deteriorate around him. He begins to conflate the mysterious, interstitial region that exists down the phone lines with the sea, as that was where his mother drowned.
In a way he is right—Artemis’ meddlings have attracted something, it is just not as benevolent as he thinks.
Tom Fletcher has published a number of his short stories. This is his second novel.
Horror • 400 pp • 5 x 8
9781849161367 • February • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • Quercus


Boy in Darkness and Other Stories
Mervyn Peake
Edited by Sebastian Peake
Foreword by Joanne Harris
Introduction by Maeve Gilmore
A collection of stories and illustrations by the writer of classic literary fantasy, with the title
novella an episode in the Gormenghast series—one of the most original and sustained flights
of imaginative writing of the 20th century
In cooperation with the Mervyn Peake Estate, this is a selection of long-out-of-print short stories and more than 50 never before published illustrations by one of England’s most unique
and multi-talented artists. The title story will be of special interest to fans of the Gormenghast books, as it comprises a chapter in the life of Titus Groan that unfolds beyond the pages
of Peake’s monumental trilogy. A disturbingly atmospheric tale, told with the force and simplicity of allegory, “Boy in Darkness” distills the strange logic of the Gormenghast trilogy into
a story of pith and mystery, which bears comparison with Kafka and Poe. Written across a
range of genres, from a ghost story to wry character studies drawn from his life in London
and on the Isle of Sark, the other tales in the volume reveal surprisingly different facets of Peake’s
uncanny imagination. Ultimately, the collection coheres through Peake’s powers to enchant
the mundane and to render the fantastic normal.
Mervyn Peake (1911–1968) was an English modernist writer, artist, poet, and illustrator who is best known for his pioneering
Gormenghast series, which have become classics in the literary fantasy genre. He was also a noted illustrator of classic children’s books including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Treasure Island. Sebastian Peake is Mervyn Peake's eldest son and
the cocompiler of Mervyn Peake: A Man and His Art. Joanne Harris is the author of Blackberry Wine, Chocolat, Five Quarters
of the Orange, and The Girl with No Shadow. Maeve Gilmore is Mervyn Peake’s widow.
Fantasy • 224 pp • 5 x 7.5 • 25 Color Illustrations • 25 B/W Illustrations
9780720613896 (Replaces 9780720613063) • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Peter Owen Publishers

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A Book of Nonsense
The Centenary Edition
Mervyn Peake
Showcasing another quirky side of the author best known for his monumental fantasy trilogy, Gormenghast, this collection contains pieces recently discovered by the Peake family
From the macabre to the brilliantly off-beat, Mervyn Peake’s nonsense verse can be enjoyed
by young and old alike. This collection of writings and drawings has been selected by his
widow, Maeve Gilmore, and it introduces a bewitching gallery of characters and creatures
rivalling the best of Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear—creatures such as the Dwarf of Battersea and Footfruit. Also included are never-before-seen illustrations to the poems not in
previous editions. This treasure trove will delight new and old fans alike with its deceptively
goofy, actually quite complex verse—it’s quirky and comical, occasionally alarming, but always magical.
Mervyn Peake (1911–1968) was an English modernist writer, artist, poet, and illustrator
who is best known for his pioneering Gormenghast series, which have become classics in
the literary fantasy genre. He was also a noted illustrator of classic children’s books including
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Treasure Island.
Poetry/Humor • 224 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 35 B/W Illustrations
9780720613612 (Replaces 9780720611632) • October • $18.95 (Can $20.95) Paper
Peter Owen Publishers


Rebecca Jenkins
“The Quercus imprimatur is a guarantee of quality . . . and Death of a Radical can definitely
be counted among the most authoritative additions to their list.” —Crime Time
“Gripping stuff . . . Jarrett could easily become a cult—Sharpe in clean linen with decent table manners.”
—Northern Echo on The Duke’s Agent
Rebecca Jenkins is a journalist and broadcaster. She is the author of The Duke’s Agent.

Death of a Radical
In the second outing of the Regency mystery series, Raif Jarrett wrestles
with family problems, industrial unrest, and murder while trying to keep
the secrets in the past
Raif Jarrett is settling into his role as the Duke of Penrith’s agent in the
town of Woolbridge in Durham. As the Easter fairs come to town, markets
where everything from ribbons to cattle is traded, the town readies itself
for upheaval. The local mills are bringing in machinery, which will increase
production, but jobs will be lost. As a group of radicals protest the plight
of the workers and one of the judges brings in the military as a precaution,
it seems the town of Woolbridge is headed for trouble. When Raif’s young
cousin comes to stay and gets involved, Raif will be forced to act to keep
his family safe and his town intact. Soon enough a salesman lies dead in
his bed and a radical is brutally murdered out on the hillsides. All the while,
the lovely Henrietta Lonsdale continues to capture Raif’s imagination, but
a visit from an old flame is sure to ruffle the lady’s feathers.
Mystery • 392 pp • 5 x 8
9781849162333 • October • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • Quercus

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Every Dark Place
Craig Smith
A dark and terrifying crime becomes the unlikely catalyst for one man’s
redemption and another’s ruin in another stylish noir thriller from the author of Cold Rain
“A fine novel, suspenseful and impossible to stop reading.” —Booklist
on Cold Rain
Ten years ago, sleepy Shiloh Springs was shaken as five teenagers were clubbed
and shot to death and a sixth left for dead. Now the conviction of Booker, the
killer, has been overturned after allegations that his rights were violated on
his arrest. Rick Trueblood is a careworn private investigator working for the
Shiloh County prosecutor’s office and still grieving for a daughter murdered
eight years ago—a crime he has never been able to solve. The judge has allowed 60 days for the prosecutor’s office to find enough evidence to retry the
case, but as Rick struggles to reinvestigate a trail long gone cold he uncovers
a rat’s nest of intrigue and duplicity with ramifications that lead closer to home
than he could have possibly imagined. In the meantime, Booker is out on bail,
intending to kidnap and murder the two adolescent daughters of the minister
who brought him to faith. In the desperate hours that follow him snatching
the girls, Rick recovers his instinct for the hunt, and with it, quite unexpectedly, a renewed passion for life.
Craig Smith is a former professor at the University of North Colorado. He
is the author of The Blood Lance, Cold Rain, The Painted Messiah, and The
Whisper of Leaves.
Fiction • 320 pp • 5 x 8
9781905802531 • November • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper
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Peter Corris
“Fine entertainment, and Corris, the “Godfather of Australian crime fiction,” is a splendid storyteller. . . . Corris
belongs on the short lists of hard-boiled crime fans who like Down Under settings.” —Booklist
Peter Corris is best known as the father of Australian crime fiction and the author of Cliff Hardy detective stories. He is
also the author of A Round of Golf: 18 Holes with Peter Corris and the coauthor of Fred Hollows: An Autobiography.

Torn Apart
He’s semiretired and delicensed, but Cliff Hardy is once again fighting for justice
and tracking down evil when his cousin is brutally murdered. Did the shotgun blast
find its target, or was it meant for Hardy?
Hardy has never been much of a family man, so when he meets his second cousin Patrick
Malloy it’s like being hit with a left hook to the solar plexus—Malloy is his double. Cliff
and his cousin become friends and travel to attend a gathering of the Irish Travellers, the
gypsy-like folk from whom they are descended. On their return, Malloy is brutally murdered—but perhaps the shotgun blast was intended for Hardy. He is semiretired, but this
investigation is personal. The plot becomes still more personal when Malloy’s ex-wife,
Sheila, comes onto the scene. Hardy has his own enemies and Malloy’s to consider as he
searches for the killer. Clues point in many directions—to Sheila’s motives, to Malloy’s
suspect business dealings, and to his time as a mercenary in Angola. The search takes Hardy
north to a paramilitary training camp and south to a meeting of Traveller descendants
in Kangaroo Valley. Other players have other interests and their playing style is ruthless.
Mystery • 260 pp • 4.5 x 7
9781742375366 (Replaces 9781742371399) • October
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Mark Abernethy
Mark Abernethy is a speechwriter, journalist, and the author of Golden Serpent and Second Strike.
A former editor at Australian Penthouse magazine, he now writes for the Bulletin and the
Australian Financial Review. He splits his time between Sydney and Dundalk, Ontario.
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Double Back
Intelligence agent Alan “Mac” McQueen is back—and putting his life on the line to fight
the forces who will stop at nothing to destroy the independence movement in East Timor
“Abernethy conjures echoes of Ian Fleming, Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancy, and the Jack
Reacher novels of Lee Child.” —Weekend Australian on Golden Serpent
“If constant action, detailed fight scenes . . . [and] always exciting and dramatic plots
are what you seek in a film, then welcome to the equivalent in book form.”
—Bookseller + Publisher
In the action-packed and gripping sequel to Second Strike, super-spy Alan McQueen is pulled
out of a deep-cover assignment to find an agent who’s missing. It sounds like a straightforward operation but, as he digs deeper, he discovers a faction of Indonesia’s army plotting against
the East Timorese. From the paranoia of Dili to guerrilla-infested jungles and the machinations of Canberra, Mac finds himself in a world of murder and torture where he must forge
alliances with his rivals just to stay alive. Fighting the good fight, Mac discovers a plot to use
a deadly ethno-bomb which kills only native East Timorese—who don’t share the ethnicity of
most Indonesians. As the clock ticks Mac has a life-defining choice: walk away or double back.
438 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 9781741759389 • September • $12.95 (Can $14.95)

Counter Attack
Spy Alan “Mac” McQueen is on a mission in this fourth adventure to thwart the ambitions
of one man to overthrow the Chinese government and reduce Asia to radioactive ashes
“Follows the Tom Clancy model, but with an irreverent, distinctly Australian twist. . . .
For those who like thrillers, this is satisfying fare.” —Sunday Age on Golden Serpent
Australia’s super-spy, Alan McQueen, has been lured out of retirement. Any dreams Mac has
of a cozy office job are shattered when he’s dispatched to Singapore to oversee a covert mission. When things go disastrously wrong, he not only has to defend his reputation in Australia but also stay out of jail in Vietnam. From the leafy suburbs of Singapore to the mean
streets of Saigon and from the political infighting of Canberra to the old killing fields of Northern Cambodia, Mac has to use all his cunning and a few unusual alliances to get to the bottom of a conspiracy that could throw the world into a thermonuclear showdown. When nothing
is what it seems and death is only one mistake away, Mac finds himself both hunter and hunted
as he pursues a truth that could save millions of lives.
466 pp • 6 x 9 • 9781741759396 • January • $16.95 (Can $18.95)

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The Hundred Days
Joseph Roth
In the first English edition in 70 years of a lost classic by one of the great
20th century writers, Napoleon is seen from the point of view of a woman
with whom his life is quietly intermingled
The story of Napoleon’s last snatch at glory is framed through the eyes of
both Bonaparte and his infatuated young laundress named Angelina—with
rather more said by her about the Emperor’s dirty handkerchiefs than the
Duke of Wellington. It provides an arch and yet moving look at Napoleon’s
seemingly triumphant return to Paris from exile in March 1815. Before 100
days have elapsed, fate and war have crushed Napoleon’s ambitions and the
romantic dreams of his maid. Out of print in English for 70 years, this is a
unique and unforgettable work, pitching Napoleon out of Olympian Heights
and sending him crashing down to earth, leaving a devoted young lover trailing in his wake.
Joseph Roth (1894–1939) was an Austrian novelist best known for his family saga Radetzky March and for his novel of Jewish life, Job. He fought in
the Austrian army in World War I, and worked as a novelist and journalist
in Frankfurt, becoming a leading Jewish intellectual of the era. With the rise
of Nazism, he lived the rest of his life in exile.
Fiction • 224 pp • 5 x 7.5
9780720613636 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper
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Fleur McDonald
Fleur McDonald lives with her family in Western Australia and is very
involved in the daily management of their 8,000 acres.
Each: Fiction • 5 x 8 • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Arena

Red Dust
After her husband’s tragic death, Gemma Sinclair is left with the daunting task of managing the vast farm he’s bequeathed her—but did she ever really know him? This heart
wrenching outback saga is the inspirational story of a woman doing her best to defy
the odds and triumph over adversity.
“An easy mix of mystery, betrayal, and romance.” —Australian Woman’s Day
After the death of her husband, Adam, in an horrific plane crash, Gemma Sinclair defies
community expectations—and Adam’s dying words—by deciding to hang on to Billbinya,
the 10,000-hectare farm he bequeathed to her. As if Gemma’s grief and the job of looking after Billbinya aren’t enough, a rumor sweeps the community that Adam’s plane crash
was no accident. Police officers visit Gemma and tell her Adam’s death was almost certainly related to his involvement in a cattle and sheep duffing ring—and Gemma is indirectly implicated because Billbinya was used as the holding station for the stolen stock.
As Gemma sets out to get to the bottom of what Adam was doing, she’s stunned at the
depths of her husband’s wrongdoing and shocked at the identities of his criminal associates. Struggling to put the past behind her, Gemma wonders if she’ll ever be able to
love again.
358 pp • 9781742370057 • September

Blue Skies
From a rural author living the same farming life as her heroines comes the inspirational
story of a young woman battling to save the family farm, no matter what it takes
Armed with an honors degree in agribusiness, Amanda Greenfield dreams of employing all
the skills she learned at college to help her father turn the family farm, Kyleena, from debt
ridden and run-down into a thriving enterprise. Then tragedy strikes with the death of
Amanda’s mother in a car accident. Wracked by grief and guilt, and wearied by the long
struggle to keep Kyleena a going concern, Amanda’s father argues that they should sell up
and get on with their lives away from the vagaries of drought and fluctuating stock and
crop yields. Having inherited half the farm from her beloved mother, Amanda determines
to summon all her strength, grit, and know-how to save Kyleena. Just as things are looking
up in both life and love, she comes face to face with mysterious and unexpected obstacles.
344 pp • 9781742370088 • January


The 39 Steps
John Buchan
Introduction by Toby Buchan
An elegantly produced new edition of the first modern spy thriller, originally published
in 1915 and continuously in print ever since
One of the most exciting “chase thrillers” ever published, and a huge influence not only on
spy fiction, but also on Hollywood—the novel formed the basis for a number of film adaptations, notably Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 version—The 39 Steps is a book that has captured
the imagination of audiences for decades. Credited for its exciting and twist-filled plot as
well as for the brilliance of its writing and its contemporary feel, it is the first of five novels featuring Richard Hannay, an all-action hero with a steely determination and an extraordinary knack for getting himself out of sticky situations. He is the original, archetypal
“man-on-the-run” character, which has been a staple in literature and film. The novel charts
the electrifying story of an ordinary man caught up in a sinister international plot. Repackaged as a striking hardback, it is an edition to be cherished by any fan of the book, or anyone just discovering Buchan’s work.
John Buchan led an interesting and varied life as a statesman, barrister, journalist, intelligence
officer, member of parliament, historian, biographer, poet, and novelist. His work was a considerable influence on other novelists,
including Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, and John le Carré. He is the author of Castle Gay, Greenmantle, A History of the Great
War, and A Lost Lady of Old Years, among others. Toby Buchan is John Buchan’s grandson.
Fiction • 192 pp • 5 x 8
9781843175933 • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

Hermann Hesse
Hermann Hesse (1877–1962) was a poet, a novelist, and a painter whose best-known works include
Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, and The Glass Bead Game, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Each: Fiction/Classics • 5 x 5.5 • Paper • Peter Owen Publishers

Originally published under a pseudonym shortly after the First World War,
a novel of embracing duality
Emil Sinclair boasts of a theft that he has not committed and subsequently
finds himself blackmailed by a bully. He turns to Max Demian, in whom he
finds a friend and spiritual mentor. This strangely self-possessed figure is able
to lure Emil out of his ordinary home-life and convince him of an existing alternative world of corruption and evil. Progressing from an orthodox education through to philosophical mysticism, Emil’s search for self-awareness
culminates in a meeting with Demian’s mother—the symbol and personification of motherhood.
184 pp • 9780720612813 • July • (Can $16.95)


Each: Fiction/Classics • 5 x 5.5 • Paper • Peter Owen Publishers

With characteristic insight and penetration, an exploration of the destructive nature of human love
As a sensitive, disabled young composer, the narrator of this classic novel is drawn
to a sensual singer named Gertrude through their mutual love of music. Gradually he becomes engulfed by an enduring and hopeless passion for her but, because of his fear of arousing sympathy instead of passion, he loses her. When
Gertrude marries his friend, a famous singer, he is compelled to stand by and
watch passively as their obsessive relationship disintegrates into tragedy.
208 pp • 9780720636796 • July • (Can $16.95)

The Journey to the East
The success of his first book, Siddhartha, ensured the publication of six
further books by Hesse of which this one, first appearing in 1956, is regarded today as one of his best
The narrator of this allegorical tale travels through time and space in a search
of ultimate truth. This pilgrimage to the East covers both real and imagined
lands and takes place not only in our own time but also in the Middle Ages
and the Renaissance. Fellow travelers are also both real and fictitious and include Plato, Pythagoras, Don Quixote, Tristram Shandy, and Baudelaire. Like
Siddartha, Journey to the East is a timeless novel of broad appeal, particularly
among younger readers, stemming from an affinity with the lasting effects of
the author’s own youthful rebellion against the strictures of a classical education and his pacifist instincts, combined with an easy lyricism and a wellcomposed symmetry of style.
102 pp • 9780720613056 • July • (Can $13.95)


Each: Fiction/Classics • 5 x 5.5 • Paper • Peter Owen Publishers

Narcissus and Goldmund
Foreword by Graham Coxon
Also published as Death and the Lover, this new edition features a foreword from the musician and artist Graham Coxon
“What makes this short book so limitlessly vast is the body-and-soulshaking debate that runs through it, which it has the honesty and
courage not to resolve: between the flesh and spirit, art and scientific or
religious speculation, action and contemplation, between the wayfaring
and the sedentary in us.” —New York Times Book Review
“One of the most profound and magical novels published in our age.”
—Kirkus Reviews
Narcissus is a teacher at Mariabronn, a monastery in medieval Germany, and
Goldmund his favorite pupil. While Narcissus remains detached from the world
in prayer and meditation, Goldmund runs away from the monastery in pursuit
of love. Thereafter he lives a picaresque wanderer’s life, his amatory adventures
resulting in pain as well as ecstasy. His eventual reunion with Narcissus brings
into focus the diversity between artist and thinker, Dionysian and Apollonian.
254 pp • 9780720612912 • July • (Can $18.95)

Peter Camenzind
The struggle of an artist to achieve a personal aesthetic ideal within a materialist and uncomprehending society
Born into a Swiss village, Peter Camenzind is a introverted peasant boy who
becomes a student at Zurich University where he is soon destined for some minor
academic post. Yet he does not choose this path; perturbed by what he perceives to be the thankless and turbulent unrest of human nature, Peter Camenzind
instead seeks his salvation through self-knowledge in the manner of a Romantic
hero. But salvation is elusive; frequenting the bars and literary salons of European cities, his love affairs end as merely ‘amusing’ episodes, his drinking is
escapist and he is further shocked by the death of the one friend whose life seemed
to have some meaning. Finally he turns to St. Francis of Assisi in a last attempt
at self-discovery, but personal sublimation after the example of the nature-lovng
saint still does not give his mind rest. It is not until he returns to his own village to care for his dying father that he can find the path that leads back to
himself. Written with a profound intellectual clarity and insight when the author was only 27, this novel illuminates the very foundations of the deep humanity and searching philosophy which are the hallmarks of Hesse’s later novels.
176 pp • 9780720611687 • Available • (Can $17.95)


A Novel of Morocco
Tom Gamble
A breathtaking journey into the souks and mountains of Morocco, this epic novel chronicles a powerful love affair and a nation’s political turmoil

Short-listed for the Romantic Novelists Association’s Novel of the Year Award
Amazir: The Berber word for “a man of independent spirit.”
An idealistic young Englishman, Harry Summerfield, befriends an American oil explorer
in Gibraltar in the 1930s. Their meeting sparks a journey for both men that will take them
across Morocco and northern Africa to encounter the harsh realities of Berber opposition
to French colonial rule and the passion of a love for the same young French woman. Full
of action, character, and extraordinarily vivid local color, this huge novel of adventure
and romance keeps the reader guessing page after page. From the hustle and bustle of Marrakech to the beautiful solitude of the Atlas Mountains, exploring all levels of society in
prewar Morocco—from Berber tribesmen to French politicians—this powerfully evocative work deals with a vast spectrum of human experience, from wonder to despair.
Tom Gamble moved to Paris as a young man, working as a musician. He has served as a soldier, trekked alone across isolated parts of north Africa, and has run his own training company.
Fiction/Romance • 538 pp • 5 x 8
9781905636976 • September • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Beautiful Books

Abigail Tarttelin
A modern-day Romeo and Juliet with a voice reminiscent of the rawness of 1970s
punk, this knockout coming-of-age story is told by its charming protagonist Will Flicker

A companion album features music by young British bands chosen to
reflect the protagonist’s music tastes, including Let’s Buy Happiness,
Tantrums, The Stereo Shutdown, and Michael Reeve. The jacket of the
novel features a QR code enabling readers to download the album for
free from
Set in one town in the north east of England, this is the story of a brilliant, unforgettable moment in the life of two teenagers: a sweet taste of young life, a love letter to
hope. Marooned by a lack of education and a lack of anything else better to do, Will,
a.k.a. “Flick,” muses on the artistry behind being a stoner, whether Pepsi is better than
Coke, and why the new girl in town is just so much hotter than all the familiar slutty
girls—or slappers and professional abortionists—he counts among his friends. As his relationship with Rainbow, the new girl in town, develops, Flick finds himself torn between
the constraints and loyalty he feels to his old life and the pull of freedom that Rainbow
Abigail Tarttelin is an actor whose films include The Butterfly Tattoo, Taxi Rider, Three
Stags, and Triple Hit. She has written for and serves as
a committee member for Equity, the actor’s union. Flick is her first novel.
Fiction • 256 pp • 5 x 8
9781907616181 • October • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • Beautiful Books


Candi Miller
Candi Miller was born in Zimbabwe and brought up in South Africa. She has
been a journalist and advertising copywriter, and now teaches creative writing.
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Salt and Honey
A startling tale of love across the racial divide at the time of apartheid South Africa—
perfect for fans Nadine Gordimer
“Not many books take you inside the Sans tribes of this African region. . . . An interesting and worthwhile debut.” —Herald
“A book like Salt & Honey can help to create awareness of injustice still being
suffered by tribal people.” —Miriam Ross, Survival International
“The reader is left richer for reading it.” —Roundtable Review
In apartheid southern Africa, a three-year-old girl named Koba is snatched from her Kalahari tribe after witnessing her parents’ brutal murder by white farmers. The orphaned child
is taken in by a liberal white woman called Marta, and finds herself trapped in a terrifying new world. Years later, Koba learns “white” ways alongside Marta’s son, Mannie, while
never forgetting the pull of her own desert people. One weekend, a passionate love affair
develops between Mannie and Koba that questions their assumptions and loyalties and
brings down all the force of the law upon them.
240 pp • 5 x 8 • 9781906994273 • November • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper

Kalahari Passage
Candi Miller
A sequel to Salt and Honey, continuing Koba and Mannie’s epic tale of escape, love, and
survival in apartheid South Africa
Now I must go back to squat in the sand with my people; I must get my water from roots
and my food with a bow and arrow. But I am toothpaste now; I have been squeezed. I cannot go back in the tube.
It is 1966 and Koba, a teenage San girl, is being forcibly repatriated to the lands of the Kalahari desert after her love affair with Mannie, a white boy, is discovered. Escaping her captors she must search the desert and find her tribe to survive. But after years living among
whites, Koba fears she doesn’t fit into either community anymore. When she finally finds her
drought-stricken people, she brings with her the longed-for rain. But Koba, who longs to be
reunited with Mannie, cannot find any peace in her joyful homecoming. Suddenly, tribal tensions boil over as Koba’s presence draws her old captors to the tribe with tragic consequences.
Beautiful and dramatic, this is the second stand-alone novel in the trilogy that follows two
star-crossed lovers struggling to be reunited.
Candi Miller was born in Zimbabwe and brought up in South Africa. She has been a journalist and advertising copywriter, and now teaches creative writing.
320 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 9781906994235 • February • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Cloth


The Danger Game
Second edition
Kalinda Ashton
A vivid, absorbing debut novel examining both systemic injustices and a devastating
childhood bond between two sisters
“Masterful, poignant, powerful, and true. Ashton’s is a remarkable voice and this is
a wonderful novel.” —Christos Tsiolkas, author, The Slap
“Vivid, page-turning, and passionate—the characters leap off the page.”
—Catherine O'Flynn, author, What Was Lost
Alice and Louise are sisters united by a distant tragedy—the house fire 14 years ago which
their brother lit, and burned to death in. Alice teaches dirt-poor students at a state high
school that the government wants to close, while pursuing a relationship with a married
man. Louise, a habitual liar and recovering heroin addict, has been playing a game of
dares with herself—“the danger game”—since she was a child, and now she can’t stop.
When they reunite in Melbourne to unravel the truth about their brother's death and seek
out the mother who abandoned them as children, they are forced to face the danger of
their family’s past.
Kalinda Ashton has been involved in student, union, and community campaigns. She is
an associate editor of Overland magazine and a writing and editing teacher.
Fiction • 272 pp • 5 x 8
9781906994280 • March • (Can $14.95) Paper • Tindal Street Press

A Novel of a Life
Keith Bulfin
A conservative Melbourne father pushing middle age is drawn into a world of drug smuggling and horrific violence in Mexico City, in this novel based on the author’s life

Being made into a film by New Holland Pictures
Mexican drug cartels, double agents, international money laundering, gun fights, massacres—
none of these things were supposed to be part of Keith's life. Keith is a stockbroker when,
convicted of conspiracy to defraud, he is inexplicably sent to a supermax prison. There,
among the murderers, rapists, and psychopaths, he befriends the infamous Mexican drug
cartel banker Daniel Gomez—a friendship that will change his life. Once free, Keith is approached by the U.S. DEA, wanting to take advantage of his connection with Gomez. Given
little choice but to comply and become a DEA agent, Keith soon learns that his role as an
undercover private banker to the ruthless Mexican drug cartels is one of the most dangerous assignments in the world. If discovered, both he and his family will pay the ultimate price for betrayal. This chilling novel delves into the inside workings of Mexican
drug cartels and the DEA, and reveals one man's courage in outwitting them both in his
personal battle for redemption.
Keith Bulfin was working in the Australian investment banking industry as a share and
mortgage broker in the 1980s when he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud. He spent
three years in a supermax prison, housed in one of the most dangerous units in Australia,
where he was beaten, stabbed, and spent a significant amount of time in solitary confinement.
During this period he was introduced by prison authorities to two Mexican fugitives, and
it was his friendship with them that led to his recruitment by the U.S. Department of Justice to operate a covert banking operation in Mexico for Mexican drug cartels.
Fiction • 352 pp • 5 x 8
9781742752297 • October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Bantam Australia


Breaking Yawn: The Second Book
in the Twishite Saga
A Parody
Stephfordy Mayo
Picking up where bestselling parody New Moan left off, this hotly anticipated sequel spans the last two books in the Twilight series, Eclipse
and Breaking Dawn
“Much as we adore the Twilight books, we know they’re a guilty
pleasure . . . this hilarious parody is the perfect antidote to Twi-guilt.”
—Cosmopolitan on New Moan
“The inevitable Twilight parody (we sooo wish we’d written). Vamplit turned on its head.” —Grazia magazine on New Moan
Heffa Lump is still living at home in Spatula, having graduated from the
Spatula Academy of Fictional Excellence, and is looking forward to a life
of notoriety as the girlfriend of the fabulously wealthy vampire Teddy Kelledy.
Still desperate for fame, Heffa considers entering Undead’s Got Talent, judged
in part by the fearsome Vindicti; the only problem is, she’s not a member
of the undead—yet. Torn between becoming a vampire or staying human,
she soon realizes that hers and Teddy’s love story is so amazing that it alone
could make them both famous. As her plans for fame become more elaborate, she graciously allows Teddy to give her a blinging engagement ring
and the society wedding of the season, with as much coverage and corporate sponsorship as possible. However, the course of true love and Heffa’s
frenzied rise to fame is threatened by the Vindicti, who want to make sure
that the Kelledys’ incredible celebrity power is under their control. Will Heffa
ever get fame, fangs, and a fabulously famous family? Will Teddy get the
wedding night he lusts after? Hilarious, witty, and intelligent, this is the ideal
gift for anyone who loves—or hates—Twilight.
Stephfordy Mayo is the author of New Moan.

Also available:

New Moan: The First Book
in the Twishite Saga
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Fiction/Humor • 224 pp • 5 x 7.5
9781843175490 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth
Michael O’Mara

The Book Club
Marjolijn Februari
A rich, atmospheric story exploring snobbery, personal morality, what happens when one turns a blind eye once too often, and how difficult it is to
keep even the darkest secret
Thirty-year-old Theresa Pellikaan is typical of the wealthy middle classes—
she has a respectable background, a successful husband, a job in a gallery,
and a house in an apparently sleepy, yet powerful and rich village. When her
former village schoolmate Ruth Ackermann makes waves with an international bestseller and none of the villagers ever mention her achievement, not
even the literary circle of Theresa’s father—famous civil rights scholar Randolf Pellikaan, Theresa begins to wonder why. It can’t only be because it’s
“not literature.” It emerges that there is a dark secret in the village that every
member of the book club has a reason to keep quiet, and Ruth’s successful
novel threatens to bring the past into the present, with devastating results.
Unable to cope with the silence, Theresa investigates, no matter the consequences.
Marjolijn Februari has published several collections of essays and is a columnist for a Dutch newspaper. The Book Club is her second novel.
Fiction • 312 pp • 5 x 8
9780857381323 • September • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Quercus


Sense and Sensibility
The Bath Bicentenary Edition
Jane Austen
Illustrations by Niroot Puttapipat
Introduction by Katharine Reeve
Bicentenary edition of a beloved classic complete with original color
plates and new silhouettes by illustrator Niroot Puttapipat, capturing
the spirit of Regency England
The first of Jane Austen's published novels, Sense and Sensibility was
originally published in October 1811. Originally entitled after its two
heroines, Elinor and Marianne, the novel tells the tale of sensible Elinor Dashwood, the older of the two sisters, who believes in privacy,
propriety, and logic, and flighty Marianne, who follows her heart without so much as a second thought for the consequences. As much a comment on social etiquette as a story about love and belonging, the timeless
favorite illuminates Jane Austen's world. Featuring Jane Austen's complete and unabridged text, this is the first of six specially produced editions of her novels published to coincide with the bicentenary of their
first publication.
Jane Austen (1775–1817) was the author of six published novels. Now
considered to be one of the foremost writers of English literature, her
ability to combine insight, wit, and humor to bring alive the stories of
ordinary people doing everyday things in 19th-century England is without rival. Niroot Puttapipat is an artist who has illustrated The Musicians of Bremen, The Night Before Christmas: A Magical Cut-Paper
Edition, and several Jane Austen novels for The Folio Society. Katharine
Reeve is a Jane Austen expert and the author of Jane Austen in Bath.
Classics • 332 pp • 6.5 x 9.5
11 Color Illustrations • 21 B/W Illustrations
9780956494245 • September • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth
Palazzo Editions


“These are truly original and brilliant pieces of writing that are in no need of safe, retrospective
design, which can lead readers to think the books lack immediacy . . . they deserve an edition
that stands a chance of ageing as gracefully as the writing.” —David Pearson
White’s Books combines bolder contemporary design with the appeal of a classic cloth-bound edition, offering
readers stunning and affordable luxury. Award-winning designer David Pearson—also responsible for the Penguin
Great Ideas series—commissions illustrators and produces these editions to the highest standards. Instead of a dust
jacket, the decorated cloth covers have a printed illustration, in a traditional medium such as drawing, woodcut, or
engraving, wrapping around the book. Among the other elements that differ from standard hardbacks are colored
page tops, decorated endpapers, meticulous line-by-line typesetting, sewn in and glued pages to produce a longer-lasting book that won't warp, and thicker acid free paper, to give these editions extra appeal and embody the crafted
virtues of a good book. The result is quality of design and production that adds to the pleasure of reading.

Great Expectations
Charles Dickens

The cover illustration is by acclaimed milliner Steven Jones, OBE, who has
designed for the collections of Christian Dior, Vivienne Westwood, Marc
Jacobs, and John Galliano; and has created hats for the costuming in films
by Steven Spielberg and for Audrey Tatou in the acclaimed film Coco
before Chanel
The greatest coming-of-age story in English literature and a memorable depiction of its age,
Great Expectations was published in 1860–61 and its story of ambition versus fidelity, youthful mistakes and education, and admirable ambition overcoming social limitations has made
it Dickens’ most popular novel. This edition includes the book’s original ending.
Charles Dickens (1812–1870) is considered one of the English language’s greatest writers.
Classics • 536 pp • 6 x 9.5
9780956266897 • November • $26.95 (Can $29.95) Cloth • White’s Books

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Pride and Prejudice





Sherlock Holmes

Sonnets and Poems

Treasure Island

Wuthering Heights






Shusaku Endo
“Endo to my mind is one of the finest living novelists.” —Graham Greene
“A remarkable work . . . sombre, delicate, and startlingly empathetic.”
—John Updike for the New Yorker, on Silence
Shusako Endo (1923–1996) is widely regarded as one of the greatest Japanese authors of the late 20th century, and the
nation’s leading Christian novelist. Born in 1923, he won many major literary awards and was nominated for the
Nobel Prize several times. His novels, which have been translated into 28 languages, include Deep River, The Final
Martyrs, A Life of Jesus, Scandal, Silence, and Wonderful Fool. Martin Scorsese’s long-cherished film version of
Silence is in production and due for release in 2013.
Each: Classics • 5 x 5.5 • December • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Peter Owen Publishers

From the author of Silence, this powerful novel of ideas is also a sensitive and moving
depiction of the trials of old age, set in the central region of Japan
With two masterly portraits of two men who have lived their lives—both physically and
metaphorically—under the shadow of the Akadeke volcano, this crucial work in Endo’s
oeuvre charts the conflicts between them, which have explosive results. This is the first paperback edition of one of Endo’s greatest works.
254 pp • 9780720614305

When I Whistle
Shusaku Endo
One of Endo’s most unusual and powerful novels is set largely in a modern hospital,
with themes and scenes that eerily seem to predate Never Let Me Go
A jaded businessman has a chance encounter with the doctor son of his best friend at school,
Ozu, and memories are stirred of a former love interest of Ozu’s, Aiko. The son of his friend
proves to be contemptuous of the outmoded values of his father’s world and ruthless in
pursuit of success at his hospital. The story reaches a terrible climax when Aiko, now a
middle-aged cancer-sufferer, is admitted to the hospital and Ozu leads the way in experimenting on her with dangerous drugs.
220 pp • 9780720614374


Foreign Studies


Wonderful Fool

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general reading public; how
exciting that they’ve been made
available to us in these exquisitely
cool little volumes.”
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“Hesperus Press is finding, and
often newly translating, astounding forgotten works.”
—Benjamin Schwarz,
Atlantic Monthly
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literature with modern touches.”
—Michael Upchurch,
Seattle Times
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knocking off one slim text
a day on your mass-transit commute—serves as a lasting inoculation against industrially canned
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Dickens’ Women
Edited by Miriam Margolyes
A celebration of the singular female
characters found in Dickens’s works

The Cruise of the
Rolling Junk
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Foreword by Paul Theroux
Tales of Scott and Zelda roadtripping,
finally back in print

In his novels Dickens presents a series of
unrivaled portraits of women, young and
old. From Little Nell to Miss Havisham,
these girls and women speak to audiences
today, making readers laugh and sometimes
cry. The popular British actress Miriam
Margolyes will be touring the world in
2012, the bicentenary of Dickens birth, with
a one-woman show about Dickens’ women,
and this book accompanies the show by
building on the script and expanding to include many more of the female characters
Dickens described and analyzed so astutely in his novels.

In an early series of journalistic pieces for
Motor magazine, F. Scott Fitzgerald described a journey he took with his wife
Zelda from Connecticut to Alabama in a
clapped-out automobile that he called the
“Rolling Junk.” It is a piece of writing whose
style, in free-ranging alternation of fact and
fiction, has been compared to Jerome K.
Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat. This book
collects together the articles as one text, illustrated with the original illustrations of
Fitzgerald, Zelda, and the “Junk.”

Miriam Margolyes is an actor best known
for her appearances as Professor Sprout in
the Harry Potter films. She is also a lifelong Dickens enthusiast who hosted the
BBC documentary series Dickens’ America and is a regular attendee at the annual
Dickens Universe scholarly conference,
held each summer at University of California–Santa Cruz.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940), one of
America’s greatest novelists, encapsulated
the ethos of a generation in his fiction. His
acknowledged masterpiece, The Great
Gatsby, stands as one of the high points
of 20th-century literature. Paul Theroux is
an award-winning travel writer and author
whose books include Dark Star Safari, A
Dead Hand, and Hotel Honolulu.

Literary Criticism • 120 pp • 5 x 8
9781843913511 • February
$14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper
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Classics • 120 pp • 5 x 8
10 B/W Illustrations
9781843914624 • January
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Voices of Victorian London Uncle’s Dream

A Boy at the
Hogarth Press

In Sickness and in Health
Henry Mayhew
Foreword by Jonathan Miller

Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Hugh Aplin
An entertaining parody of small-town
manners and morals, this comic novella
is a revelation

Verbatim, unflinching interviews with
poor working Victorians from a journalist whose interviews, published in a
When the aging Russian Prince, Prince K.,
national newspaper, influenced Dickens’
arrives in the town of Mordasov, Marya
creation of characters in his novels
Alexandrovna Moskaleva, a doyenne of
History is written by historians, and the local society life, takes him under her provoices of ordinary people are rarely fea- tection, with the aim of engineering his
tured, but this unique collection of inter- marriage with her 23-year-old daughter
views from the middle of the 19th century Zina. Yet with many rivals for the hands
allows their voices to be heard. The jour- of both parties, events are not guaranteed
nalist Henry Mayhew tramped the streets to run smoothly. The gossiping and rumor
of London interviewing working people; of the country village are deftly captured
this selection from his work London in Dostoevsky’s mock-heroic tone. A rare
Labour and the London Poor shows how foray into comedy by the giant of Russthey coped with the ups and downs of ian literature, this tale nonetheless still poshealth and illness while continuing with sesses all the hallmarks of Dostoevsky’s
the daily trial of scratching a living and psychological and philosophical writing.
feeding their families. The people Mayhew Fyodor Dostoevsky is a leading figure in
met showed remarkable resilience and a Russian literature, and is regarded as one
surprising sense of humor about their lot of the greatest prose writers of all time.
in life.
His novels include The Brothers KaraHenry Mayhew (1812–1887) was a Victorian journalist who set out to investigate the
economics of London trade through interviews with working people. Jonathan Miller
is a theater and opera director, a writer, a
doctor, and a historian of medicine.
History/Social Science • 120 pp • 5 x 8
9781843913504 • November
$14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper
Hesperus Press


Richard Kennedy
A charming coming-of-age memoir,
shedding light on the workings of
Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s illustrious Hogarth Press
After a rather unsuccessful education at
Marlborough College, in 1926 16-year-old
Richard Kennedy was put firmly under the
wing of Leonard Woolf as his new protégé
at the Woolfs’ printing press. Some 40
years later, and by then a professional illustrator, he wrote his recollections of his
time with Virginia and Leonard Woolf in
candid and often hilarious detail. He tells
of the success that Virginia enjoyed, of
their chaotic office with its collapsing
shelves and of his own often hapless attempts to keep pace with the literary giants around him. Illustrated throughout
with Kennedy’s own sketches, this is a delightful work that offers a unique peep into
the Bloomsbury set.

Richard Kennedy (1910–1989) is rememmazov, Crime and Punishment, and The bered as a popular illustrator of such chilIdiot. Hugh Aplin has translated Mikhail dren’s books as The Kingdom of Carbonel.
Bulgakov’s A Dog’s Heart and The Fatal
Autobiography • 120 pp • 5 x 8
Eggs, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Eternal
40 B/W Illustrations
Husband, and Mikhail Kuzmin’s Wings.
Classics • 120 pp • 5 x 8
9781843912088 • February
$12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper
Hesperus Press

9781843914617 • October
$12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper
Hesperus Press



On Fiction

Brief Lives: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Virginia Woolf

Anthony Briggs

The only available edition of a collection of essays celebrating
the ever-popular pastime of reading and storytelling, from
one of the 20th century’s greatest literary figures

A new short biography of the author of Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov, by a preeminent Russian scholar

“Here, then, very briefly and with inevitable simplification, an
attempt is made to show the mind at work upon a shelf full of
novels and to watch it as it chooses and rejects, making itself
a dwelling-place in accordance with its own appetites. Of these
appetites, perhaps, the simplest is the desire to believe wholly
and entirely in something which is fictitious.”

In this compelling new biography, Anthony Briggs explores the
effect of Dostoevsky’s turbulent life on his literary genius. Described by one contemporary as “the Shakespeare of the lunatic
asylum,” Dostoevsky famously divided critics during his lifetime. His childhood and family life have been the subject of
scrutiny, most famously in inspiring Freud’s essay “Dostoevsky
and Parricide.” In later life his membership of the Petrashevsky
Circle of liberal intellectuals resulted in his prosecution by the
authorities: he was forced to attend a mock execution and then
exiled for four years to a Siberian prison camp.

Her readings sensitive, her prose style elegant, authoritative, and
at times thoroughly opinionated, who better equipped than Virginia Woolf to ruminate on the art of fiction? In this selection
of lesser-known essays on reading and storytelling, Woolf turns
her critical gaze on treasured favorites including “the four great
women novelists—Jane Austen, Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë,
and George Eliot,” and unearths some less familiar talents. Her
discussion of differing approaches to reading is characteristically forward-thinking, and pinpoints the joys of this favorite
pastime, in all its guises.
Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) is one of the foremost innovative
writers of the 20th century, most famous for her novels Mrs Dalloway and To the Lighthouse.

Anthony Briggs is a professor of Russian language and literature who has written, translated, or edited 20 books in the field
of Russian and English literature. He is also the author of Brief
Lives: Leo Tolstoy. Publishers Weekly called his translation of
War and Peace “the most readable translation on the market.”
Biography/Literary Criticism • 120 pp • 5 x 8
9781843919254 • February • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper
Hesperus Press

Literary Criticism • 120 pp • 5 x 8
9781843916185 • February • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper
Hesperus Press


Each: 5 x 8 • Paper • Capuchin Classics

Ancient Sorceries and Other Chilling Tales
Algernon Blackwood
Foreword by Anthony Lejeune
Seven of the best stories from a seminal author of the supernatural whose devotees ranged
from H. P. Lovecraft to Henry Miller
Blackwood was a writer of great distinction—his narratives were not so much ghost stories as psychic adventures, his characters standing on the brink of alternative, sometimes
frightening worlds. Two campers find themselves staying in an eerie locale, impinged on
by another dimension; a tourist returning from a trip becomes too enchanted with a strange
French town and its people to leave; a member of a hunting party is abducted in the Canadian wilderness. Mysterious and unsettling, his stories have the capacity to invoke genuine fear in the reader. This collection includes “The Willows”—perhaps Blackwood’s most
celebrated story, and considered to be one of the finest supernatural tales in English literature—and “The Wendigo,” another undisputed masterpiece, and confirms Algernon Blackwood as one of the modern geniuses of supernatural fiction.
Algernon Blackwood (1869–1951) was one of the most prolific writers of ghost stories
in the history of the genre. H. P. Lovecraft deemed him one of the “Modern Masters” of
horror, while Henry Miller called his book The Bright Messenger “the most extraordinary novel on psychoanalysis.” His careers were many and varied, and included working
as a journalist for the New York Times. Anthony Lejeune is the editor of The Concise Dictionary of Foreign Quotations and the author of White’s: The First Three Hundred Years.
Classics/Horror • 240 pp • 9781907429248 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95)

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
Fergus Hume
Foreword by Anthony Gardner
One of the defining novels of crime fiction, this book is credited with inspiring Arthur
Conan Doyle to write A Study in Scarlet, which initiated the character Sherlock Holmes
When a man is found murdered inside a Melbourne hansom cab at the end of his journey, the police quickly find out who he was and ascertain that he has been robbed of a
certain piece of paper—but what did the document contain, and who was prepared to kill
him for it? First published in Australia in 1886, and described by John Sutherland as the
19th century’s “most sensationally popular crime and detective novel,” this book sold out
in three weeks and went on to sell more than half a million copies worldwide. With twists
and turns, and considerably ahead of its time in both format and content, this tale remains,
more than a century later, as thrilling as the very best of Sherlock Holmes.
Fergus Hume (1859–1932) produced more than 100 novels and short stories. Originally
self-published, his first novel The Mystery of a Hansom Cab went on to be a great success. Anthony Gardner is editor of the Royal Society of Literature’s Annual Review.
Classics/Mystery • 328 pp • 9781907429170 • November • $16.95 (Can $18.95)


Each: 5 x 8 • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Capuchin Classics

New Arabian Nights
Robert Louis Stevenson
Foreword by Robert Irwin
First published in book form in 1882, Stevenson’s first published fiction combines dark
humor with wit and narrative skill, and is considered by some critics to be his best work
Previously published in magazines between 1877 and 1880, this collection loosely draws on
the tales of the 1,001 Arabian Nights for inspiration. There are several batches of linked
stories, including the darkly humorous series featuring The Suicide Club, named for a society composed of members so disillusioned with life that they have devised a ritual whereby
one member can be chosen at random to assassinate another. Another sequence features the
physically attractive but practically ineffectual Harry Hartley. Witty, inventive, and imbued
with all the narrative skill and force of Stevenson’s better-known work, these stories are a
real delight for any lover of fine writing and storytelling.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was a novelist, poet, and travel writer. His best-known
works include A Child’s Garden of Verses, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Treasure Island.
Robert Irwin is an historian, novelist, and an acclaimed expert on Arabian literature. He is
the author of The Alhambra, The Arabian Nights: A Companion, The Arabian Nightmare,
and Dangerous Knowledge.
Classics • 350 pp • 9781907429255 • October

Uncle Silas
Sheridan Le Fanu
Foreword by Mark Le Fanu
A brilliantly drawn villain and a slow build to a hair-raising climax have led many to
consider this early “locked room mystery” to be the best Victorian gothic novel
Heiress Maud Ruthyn first becomes aware of her Uncle Silas when her father hires a certain Madame de la Rougierre to be her companion. But Madame de la Rougierre brings with
her a horrible sense of foreboding, and when she turns out to be a liar and a thief, she is
soon dismissed, taking her dark secrets with her. Unhappily for Maud it soon becomes clear
that Madame de la Rougierre has a clear role to play in her destiny—for when she is orphaned and sent to live with her sinister Uncle Silas, who should she find waiting for her
there but Madame. With its sensational tricks, menacing atmosphere, and strong sense of
the occult, this is one of the greatest mystery stories ever written.
Sheridan Le Fanu (1814–1873) was the premier ghost story writer of the 19th century and
had a seminal influence on the development of this genre in the Victorian era. His best-known
works are Uncle Silas and the novella Carmilla, a lesbian vampire story which greatly influenced Bram Stoker. Mark Le Fanu is director of film history at the European Film College in Denmark. He is the author of several books on film, and a frequent contributor to
journals such as Sight & Sound and Positif. He is distantly related to Sheridan Le Fanu.
Classics/Mystery • 432 pp • 9781907429187 • December


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The Juniper Tree
Barbara Comyns
Foreword by Margaret Drabble
Margaret Drabble provides a foreword for this haunting, beautifully written fable
based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the same name, by the acclaimed author of
The Vet’s Daughter
“Delicate, tough, quick-moving, it’s a haunting book . . . an amazing achievement.”
—Financial Times
“Could hardly have been more satisfactorily accomplished.”
—Times Literary Supplement
“The Vet’s Daughter . . . hit me like a dangerous drug earlier this year: one of the
best books I’ve ever read.” —Wesley Stace, author, Misfortune, for the Believer
In their idyllic garden, Gertrude and Bernard forge a perfect triangle of friendship with
Bella, the scarred mother of an illegitimate child. Then Gertrude conceives the child which
has long eluded her, and the spell breaks into foreboding, menace, and madness. Simply
told yet utterly compelling, this is a multifaceted jewel of a tale, exquisitely written, by a
true original.
Barbara Comyns (1907–1992) was an author and artist whose titles include The Vet’s Daughter and Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead. Margaret Drabble is an award-winning
novelist, biographer, and critic whose works include The Pattern in the Carpet, The Peppered Moth, The Red Queen, and The Seven Sisters.
Classics • 228 pp • 9781907429194 • February • $14.95 (Can $16.95)

Uncommon Law
A. P. Herbert
Foreword by Lord Falconer
An anthology of fictitious law reports first published in Punch incisively exploring absurd aspects of the law
First published as an omnibus of A. P. Herbert’s Misleading Cases, this is a hilarious and
penetrating collection of satirical “law reports” or “judgments” on various aspects of the
British legal and judicial system. These reports, although entirely fictional, were on several occasions mistakenly reported as factual by the British press. The reports often had
a sharp political point beneath their satire, and tied into Herbert’s personal crusades against
obsolescent legislation. As Lord Falconer points out in his foreword, “There is hardly a
work in English literature which captures more accurately and entertainingly the attitudes
and approach of the English courts with their vanity, their humor, and their strength.”
A. P. Herbert (1890–1971) was a humorist, novelist, playwright, and law reform activist.
He wrote eight novels and 15 plays, and was a regular contributor to Punch. Lord Falconer is a British Labor politician who became the first Secretary of State for Justice in
Humor/Law • 450 pp • 9781907429163 • December • $19.95 (Can $21.95)


Tyger Tyger Burning Bright
Much-Loved Poems You Half-Remember
Edited by Ana Sampson
A comprehensive collection of verses from more than 80 of the world’s greatest poets,
spanning from the 13th century to the present day
“This is an excellent collection of all those poems that you perhaps only half remember. Not only are there some of the most important poems in the language, but also
potted biographies and an index of famous lines for those post-prandial ‘guess the
poem’ quizzes. The perfect stocking filler.” —Choice on I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
Including such leading luminaries as Burns, Keats, Tennyson, T. S. Eliot, Philip Larkin, and
Carol Ann Duffy, this is a marvelous reminder of the poetry many of us once knew by heart,
as well as a collection of some of the finest poems in the English language. Arranged thematically in chapters that cover childhood and youth, nature, love and romance, home and
travel, elegies, and more, and enlivened with Ana Sampson’s crisply witty introductions and
notes on the poets, this is the ultimate poetic compendium for language lovers everywhere.
Ana Sampson is head of publicity and marketing at Michael O’Mara Books, and has contributed to various publications including the Bookseller. She is the editor of I Wandered
Lonely as a Cloud.
Poetry • 192 pp • 5 x 8
9781843175940 • January • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

Also available:
I Wandered Lonely
as a Cloud
$15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth

Ode to Love
100 Poems of Love & Lust
Compiled by Dannie Abse
From Ovid to Anne Bradstreet, Auden to Seamus Heaney—100 memorable poems to
say I love you
“This erudite anthology breathes life into love’s many tangled confusions.” —Good
Book Guide
From the Bible’s “The Song of Solomon” to Li Po’s “The River Merchant’s Wife: A Letter,” to recent masterpieces by the Nobel Prize–winner Seamus Heaney and the British
Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, each poem is preceded by pithy, introductory biographical notes. With favorites from W. H. Auden, Emily Brontë, Carol Ann Duffy, Federico
García Lorca, and Jacques Prévert, this is a comprehensive collection to treasure. From
the thrill of a new romance to the knowing celebration of an enduring one, from the comedy of lust to the tragedy of profound loss, celebrated poets of past centuries and renowned
modern ones confess their love, or beg for it, or rage against it, sometimes with humor
and often with elegance.
Dannie Abse is a poet and an author of fiction, plays, and several acclaimed volumes of
autobiography. His novel The Strange Case of Dr Simmonds & Dr Glas was long-listed
for the Booker Prize and short-listed for the Wingate Prize.
Poetry • 164 pp • 5 x 8
9781907554384 (Replaces 9781861059871) • January
$14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Portico Publishing


Classic Love Poems
Max Morris
Inspiring and moving poetry on the greatest subject by some of the
best-loved writers in the English language
Ask nothing more of me, sweet;
All I can give you I give;
Heart of my heart, were it more,
More should be laid at your feet:
Love that should help you to live—
Song that should spur you to soar.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne
Poetry is the perfect medium to express affection and passion in all
its forms—from the initial stirrings of romance and desire to enduring
love in full bloom. This exquisitely illustrated anthology includes Geoffrey Chaucer, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, William Shakespeare, and
Christina Rossetti.
Poetry • 192 pp • 5 x 7 • 25 Color Illustrations
9781840247114 • January • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth


The Man Who Left Too Soon
The Life and Works of Stieg Larsson
Barry Forshaw
The stranger-than-fiction life story of the author of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
“A must-buy for Larsson fans.” —January magazine
His three novels are violent, terrifying, brilliantly written, and have sold millions of copies
around the world, but Stieg Larrson was not able to witness their international success. Since
he died in 2004 the author of the Millennium trilogy has received international fame with
dizzying speed, but when one looks a little deeper at the man behind these phenomenal novels, it is clear that his life would be remembered as truly extraordinary even had his trilogy
never been published. Larrson was a workaholic: a political activist, photographer, graphic
designer, a respected journalist, and the editor of numerous science fiction magazines. At
night, to relax, he wrote crime novels. By the time of his death at the age of 50 he had completed The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Next, the third book featuring the hypnotic Lisbeth Salander. His relentless personality and political convictions did not make life easy.
He famously took on some dangerous neo-Nazi opponents, making for much speculation
that his enemies, who often told him that his days were numbered, may have a hand in his
premature demise. This difficult man, brilliant and multifaceted, is the subject of a penetrating biography and a celebration of his remarkable life and books.
Barry Forshaw is the author of Italian Cinema and The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction.
Biography • 310 pp • 5 x 8 • 15 B/W Photos
9781843583707 (Replaces 9781844549405) • September
$12.95 (Can $14.95) New in Paper • John Blake

Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days
Fourth edition
Jared Cade
Revised and expanded with a wealth of new material, this riveting study reveals why Christie
staged the notorious episode of her own disappearance, and how it all went terribly wrong
“This thoughtful and absorbing inquiry . . . lends credible dimension to the complex life
story of mystery’s most celebrated practitioner. Well done!” —Sue Grafton, author,
U for Undertow
“Riveting, stylish procedural. . . . It’s a case to challenge Miss Marple.”
—Publishers Weekly
In December 1926 Agatha Christie became front-page news when she vanished in bizarre circumstances from her home in Berkshire, England. The crime writer was found 11 days later
in a hotel in Harrogate,Yorkshire, claiming to be the victim of amnesia. Until now none of
her biographers have come up with conclusive evidence as to what Agatha Christie did in the
first 24 hours after she disappeared, or whether her memory loss was genuine. Although the
notoriety made Agatha Christie famous, she never recovered from the intense press scrutiny,
and the private anguish that surrounded the episode ensured that she made no reference to
it in her memoirs. Illustrated with many hitherto unpublished photographs, Jared Cade’s illuminating book provides all the answers, including startling accounts by the novelist’s surviving relatives, that reveal for the first time why she staged the disappearance with the help
of a coconspirator and how it went wrong.
Jared Cade is an authority on Agatha Christie and lectures regularly on her work and her notorious disappearance.
Biography • 300 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 35 B/W Photos
9780720613902 (Replaces 9780720612806) • October • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper
Peter Owen Publishers


The Boardwalk Empire A–Z
A Totally Unofficial Guide to Accompany the Hit HBO Series
John Wallace
The quintessential A to Z of the HBO show—from Atlantic City, Babette’s Supper Club,
and Capone, to the Ziegfeld Theatre, where the series held its eagerly anticipated premiere

The series won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Writing in a
New Series, Golden Globes for Best Dramatic Series and Best Actor (for
Buscemi), two SAG Awards, and the Directors Guild Award (for Scorsese)
Brimming with fascinating details about the series, this indispensible show companion covers the historical background, how the 1920s was reconstructed, the realities of filming, biographies of key members of the cast and crew, and much more. One of the most anticipated
shows in HBO’s history, Boardwalk Empire was created by Terence Winter, screenwriter
and executive producer of The Sopranos, and Martin Scorsese serves as an executive producer, as well as director of the first episode who established the look of the show. With a
stellar cast headed by the great Steve Buscemi and including some of the finest character
actors in the business, the show has proven to be ever bit as smart, brutal, and thrilling as
had been anticipated. Already renewed for a second season, it is set to become one of the
defining series of the decade.
John Wallace is an author and editor.
Television • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 10 Color Photos • 50 B/W Photos
9781843583653 • November • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • John Blake

Blood Brothers
Amy Rickman
Brother is pitted against brother in this must-have double biography of Ian Somerhalder
and Paul Wesley of the CW’s hit series The Vampire Diaries
Fans will discover all they need to know about the gorgeous actor Ian Somerhalder, from
his early modeling days to the Lost years, including why he was picked to play the sexy,
evil older brother Damon Salvatore despite completely messing up his audition. Fans can
then flip over and read about Paul Wesley, the dark-eyed, wavy-haired actor whose
bad-boy past (he was kicked out of two different high schools!) made him the perfect choice
for brooding vampire Stefan Salvatore. The book also covers all the behind-the-scenes
gossip from the hit TV show, all fans’ favorite Mystic Falls characters, and what it’s really
like for Ian and Paul playing such fierce onscreen rivals. With this dual-sided ultimate guide
to everyone’s favorite vampire siblings, it’s now time to for readers to choose
their favorite brother.
Amy Rickman is the author of Gleeful!: A Totally Unofficial Guide to the Hit
TV Series Glee.
Biography/Television • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 15 Color Photos
9781843584100 • November • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • John Blake


The Real Downton Abbey
An Unofficial Guide to the Period Which Inspired the Hit TV Show
Jacky Hyams
Fans of Julian Fellowes’ hit show can step back 100 years to the world of the pampered, privileged upper classes and take a look at exactly what goes on behind the
magisterial doors of their favorite stately home

When the series was broadcast January 2011 on PBS as part
of Masterpiece, each episode averaged more than six million viewers.
The second season is scheduled to air on PBS in winter 2012
Using the characters and setting of the popular television show as a point of reference
for the reader, this is a closer look at the Edwardian period. They were the super rich
of their times, pampered beyond belief—the early 20th-century Edwardian gentry, who
lived like superstars, their every desire or need catered to by an army of butlers, servants, footmen, housekeepers, and grooms. Class, money, inheritance, luxury, and snobbery dominated every aspect of the lives of the upper-crust Edwardian family. While below
stairs the staff inhabited a completely different world, their very lives dependent on servicing the rich, pandering to their masters’ every whim, and rubbing shoulders with wealth
and privilege. While privy to the most intimate and darkest secrets of their masters, they
faced ruin and shame if they ventured to make the smallest step outside the boundaries
of their class-ridden world. From manners and morals to etiquette and style, this book
opens the doors to the reality of the era behind TV’s favorite stately home.
Jacky Hyams is a freelance journalist and editor who regularly writes for the Evening Standard.
Television • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 Color Photos
9781843584049 • November • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • John Blake

Johnny Depp
The Unauthorized Biography
Danny White
An indispensable exploration of one of the most talented and best-loved film icons of
our time
Featuring insights into the Depp’s life—both as an actor in front of the lens and on his
rise to fame in Hollywood, and as a down-to-earth family man outside of the spotlight—
this comprehensive biography delves deeply into all sides of the versatile and enigmatic
actor. Starting with his childhood days, Depp’s story is told from the very beginning—
including his first forays into film and on to stardom, examining how he successfully pursued an unlikely career as both movie icon and cult actor. It is a must-read book for any
of his countless fans.
Danny White is a journalist, blogger, and author who has written several celebrity biographies as well as books on pets, football, and humor.
Biography/Film • 256 pp • 6 x 9 • 35 Color Photos
9781843176534 • September • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara


Emma Watson
The Biography
David Nolan
A biography of the actress behind the role of Hermione Granger
A detailed insight into Emma Watson’s career, the highs and lows of being a child star, and
how she is moving on from Harry Potter balancing the world of fashion with her academic
studies. Emma shot to fame at just 10 years old, when she took the role of Hermione Granger
in the first of the Harry Potter movies in 2001. Since then she has become one of the richest actors in the movie industry, a successful model, and a college student. With the last of
the Potter movies due for release in July 2011, Emma will finally shed the geeky image of
her on screen character and become the “normal teenager” she so desires to be. But as the
face of British fashion label Burberry and nominated for Favorite Movie Star Under 25 at
this year’s People’s Choice Awards, is “normal” really obtainable for Emma?
David Nolan is the author of Simon Cowell.
Biography/Film • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 15 Color Photos
9781843583622 • February • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • John Blake

Piers Morgan
The Biography
Emily Herbert
The real story behind the man who scored one of the biggest gigs in television, replacing Larry King as the anchor on his CNN show
Piers Morgan’s talents seem to know no bounds—he’s interviewed scores of celebrities, he
turned around the fortunes of a leading UK tabloid newspaper, he’s been a judge on one of
the most popular TV talent shows, and he’s written several books. Here is the story of the
man who seems to have the ability to reinvent himself again and again. It covers his meteoric rise through the ranks of tabloid journalism, from cub reporter to, at 28, the youngest
national newspaper editor in the UK in more than half a century. It also covers the controversy when, in 2004 after nine successful years running the Mirror, he was fired after
the newspaper ran fake photos of British soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners. The story continues as, always one to bounce back from adversity, Morgan then penned a successful book
about his days as a tabloid journalist and went on to become the darling of UK TV, eventually moving to U.S. television with America’s Got Talent and The Celebrity Apprentice.
Emily Herbert is the author of Lady Gaga: Behind the Fame and Michael Jackson: King of Pop.
Biography/Television • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 31 Color Photos
9781843583516 • September • $26.95 (Can $29.95) Cloth • John Blake


Hugh Laurie
The Biography
Anthony Bunko
A biography of the Golden Globe–winning actor behind Dr. Gregory House
From Blackadder to A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster to House, Hugh Laurie has entertained millions in a career spanning three decades, and here is his story. This
biography covers his early years—born in Oxford, where his father, William George Ranald
Mundell “Ran” Laurie, was a doctor who won a gold medal in the coxless pairs at the
1948 Olympics. Hugh followed in his father’s footsteps as a rower at Cambridge, but
when he was forced to hang up his oars he joined the famous Cambridge Footlights and
there began a career in comedy. The book covers his years at university when he met Stephen
Fry, and the pair forged a hilarious partnership that continued through the 1980s and
1990s. It also discusses his great success on the big screen—starring in Sense and Sensibility, 101 Dalmatians, Monsters vs Aliens, and the three Stuart Little films. It also discusses the character of irascible Dr. Gregory House in the drama House—the role that
has brought global fame, two Golden Globes, a prestigious Emmy nomination in 2005,
and critical acclaim.
Anthony Bunko is the author of several comedy fiction novels, including The Tale of the
Shagging Monkeys, and a book of visual poetry called Working Up to the Slaughterhouse.
He also collaborated with Stereophonics star Stuart Cable on his autobiography,
Demons and Cocktails.
Biography/Television • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 34 Color Photos • 2 B/W Photos
9781843583646 • October • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • John Blake

Crazy Days
My Autobiography
Sadie Frost
Sadie Frost’s tell-all covers her anarchic childhood, her two high-profile marriages, and
finally growing up
Sadie Frost has had an extraordinary life, from her humble roots in 1960s Britain to her
middle-class adult life, via her two high-profile marriages and living out her life in the media
spotlight. In this candid book, Sadie tells her life story in her own style. She discloses the
details of her absolutely unique childhood and teenage years; she tells all the behind-thescenes stories from the films she has worked on, including staying at Francis Ford Coppola’s
Hollywood home; and she reveals the story of her marriage to Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp,
and how she left her idyllic family life with him when she met Jude Law on the set of the
film Shopping, later marrying him. She also discusses, at length, her life with Law, including her struggles with crippling postnatal depression. This is the story of a woman finding
herself again—against all the odds—and finally growing up.
Sadie Frost is an actor whose film credits include Bram Stoker’s Dracula. She cofounded
the fashion label FrostFrench, which won Elle magazine’s Designers of the Year Award 2004.
Autobiography/Film • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 47 Color Photos • 6 B/W Photos
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Gunning for God
A Critique of the New Atheism
John Lennox
New ideas about the nature of God and Christianity that will give Dawkins’
best friends and worst enemies alike some stimulating food for thought
“Recent books touting atheism have been grounded more on dyspepsia
than on dispassionate reason. In this book John considers the best, most
recent science from physics and biology, and demonstrates that the
picture looks far different from what we’ve been told.” —Michael Behe,
author, Darwin’s Black Box, on God’s Undertaker
Tackling Hawking, Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens, and a newcomer in the field—
the French philosopher Michel Onfray—John Lennox points out some of the
most glaring fallacies in the New Atheist approach in this insightful book. Since
the twin towers crashed to the ground on September 11, there has been no
end to attacks on religion. Claims abound that religion is dangerous, that it
kills, and that it poisons everything. And if religion is the problem with the
world, say the New Atheists, the answer is simple—get rid of it. Of course,
things aren’t quite so straightforward. Arguing that the New Athiests’ irrational and unscientific methodology leaves them guilty of the very obstinate
foolishness they criticize in dogmatic religious folks, this erudite and wideranging guide to religion in the modern age packs some debilitating punches
and scores big for religious rationalism.
John Lennox is a professor of mathematics and the philosophy of science at
the University of Oxford. A popular Christian apologist and scientist, Lennox
travels widely speaking on the interface between science and religion. He is
the author of Christianity: Opium or Truth?, The Definition of Christianity,
God’s Undertaker, and Key Bible Concepts.
Religion & Theology • 248 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9780745953229 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Lion UK


God and Stephen Hawking
Whose Design Is It Anyway?
John C. Lennox
A stirring reply to Hawking’s claims that God is not needed to explain the universe
“A brilliant response to Stephen Hawking’s The Grand Design.
Make sure you hear both sides of the argument!”
—Alister McGrath, author, The Dawkins Delusion
The Grand Design, by eminent scientist Stephen Hawking, is the latest
blockbusting contribution to the so-called New Atheist debate. It
claims that the laws of physics themselves brought the universe into being,
rather than God. In this swift and forthright reply, John Lennox, Oxford mathematician and author of God’s Undertaker, exposes the flaws
in Hawking’s logic. In lively, layman’s terms, Lennox guides readers accessibly through the key points in Hawking’s arguments—complete with
clear explanations of the latest scientific and philosophical methods and
theories—and demonstrates that, far from disproving a Creator God,
they make his existence seem all the more probable. Perfect for anyone
interested in New Atheism or the dialogue between science and religion,
this book is the ultimate response to skeptics everywhere.
John Lennox is a fellow in mathematics and the philosophy of science
at the University of Oxford. A popular Christian apologist and scientist, Lennox travels widely speaking on the interface between science and
religion. He is the author of Christianity: Opium or Truth?, The Definition of Christianity, God’s Undertaker, and Key Bible Concepts.
Religion & Theology • 96 pp • 4.5 x 7
9780745955490 • September • $5.99 (Can $6.99) Paper • Lion UK


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Much of the rationale behind Hawking’s argument lies in the idea that there is a deepseated conflict between science and religion. This is not a discord that I recognize. For me,
as a Christian believer, the beauty of the scientific laws reinforces my faith in an intelligent, divine Creator. The more I understand science the more I believe in God, because of
my wonder at the breadth, sophistication, and integrity of his creation.
Indeed, the very reason that science flourished so vigorously in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, under men like Galileo, Kepler and Newton, had a great deal to do with
their conviction that the laws of nature reflected the influence of a divine law-giver. One
of the fundamental themes of Christianity is that the universe was built according to a
rational, intelligent design. Far from belief in God hindering science, it is the motor that
drove it.
The fact that science is (mainly) a rational activity helps us to identify another flaw in Hawking’s thinking. Like Francis Crick, he wants us to believe that we human beings are nothing but “mere collections of fundamental particles of nature”. Crick writes: “You, your
joys and your sorrows, your memories and ambitions, your sense of personal identity and
free will, are in fact no more than the behaviour of a vast assembly of nerve cells and their
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What shall we think, then, of human love and fear, joy and sorrow? Are they meaningless
neural behaviour patterns? Or, what shall we make of the concepts of beauty and truth?
Is a Rembrandt painting nothing but molecules of paint scattered on canvas? Hawking
and Crick would seem to think so. One wonders, then, by what means we should recognize it. After all, if the concept of truth itself results from “no more than the behaviour of
a vast assembly of nerve cells”, how in the name of logic would we know that our brain
was composed of nerve cells?


Landscapes of Prayer
Finding God in Your World and Your Life
Margaret Silf
Seven landscapes of prayer, both classic and modern, are explored
in this beautifully illustrated, contemporary book
“Silf fans will find the writer they know and have come to depend on for grounded ideas on how to incarnate one’s faith in
daily life.” —Publishers Weekly on Compass Points
“A readable and uplifting anthology.” —Publishers Weekly on
The Way of Wisdom
“Spiritual sustenance and wisdom of the ages not found in most
contemporary self-help manuals is provided here.” —Booklist
on The Way of Wisdom
The garden, the desert, the cave, the urban jungle, the mountaintop,
the seashore, and the forest—all are fruitful areas for self-discovery,
inviting us to connect with the mystery of God in our lives. Prayer is
often perceived as a difficult, abstract exercise in which we close our
eyes and seek God beyond our everyday experience in an invisible,
ethereal realm. Here, concrete connections between the world of prayer
and our physical reality are made—allowing us to revel in both the
physical and spiritual worlds simultaneously, and become that much
closer to God in the process.
Margaret Silf is a well-known retreat leader and the author of numerous books, including At Sea with God, Close to the Heart, Companions of Christ, Inner Compass, Sacred Spaces, The Gift of Prayer,
One Hundred Wisdom Stories from Around the World, The Way of
Wisdom, and Wise Choices.
Religion & Theology • 96 pp • 7.5 x 6
9780745955285 • November • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth
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Less Is More
Making Room for Your Soul in the Busyness of Life
Brian Draper
A guide to the wonderful spiritual principle of improving quality of life by reducing
the quantity of the things that are cluttering it
“Inspiring.” —Douglas Coupland, author, All Families Are Psychotic on Spiritual
“Truly inspiring. A modern equivalent to Tolstoy’s Death of Ivan Illytch—a wake-up
call for us all.” —Oliver James, psychologist and author, They F*** You Up on
Spiritual Intelligence
“A gem: packed full of practical suggestions which readers will find hard to ignore
and written in a down-to-earth style.” —Bookseller on Spiritual Intelligence
Drawing on the guidance of Christian wisdom, this fabulous guide presents ample opportunities in day-to-day life to reduce the quantity of our belongings, thereby increasing
the quality of our lives. Distilling a spiritual principle that is especially significant at this
point in history—when time is limited and money is in short supply—the book offers the
invaluable lesson of how to make more room for our souls in our day-to-day lives by getting rid of all the junk. Chapters include Clearing the Loft: Literally and Spiritually; Using
Your Senses to Savour What Is Free; Finding Rhythm; Giving Freely; and Expressing Yourself.

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Brian Draper is the former editor of the Christian current
affairs magazine Third Way and the author of several books,
including Labyrinth, Searching 4 Faith, Spiritual Intelligence,
and Thinking Biblically About . . . the iPod.
Religion & Theology/Family & Relationships
224 pp • 5 x 8 • 9780745955513 • February
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The Reformation Experience
Life in a Time of Change
Eric Ives
A thorough analysis of the Reformation, examining its roots through its greater European
influences and focusing on what it meant to the individual Christian of that day
There are many sound histories of the Reformation in the old style with its preference for
ideas and theologians. Taking a new approach, this guide shows how it came to the individual Christian and what it meant. It analyzes whether—and why—Reformation teaching was
or was not accepted, and looks at how it changed lives—with particular reference to the parish
church, belief, and commitment. The author focuses largely on Britain but does not ignore
European experience, and in the second part of the book looks at questions such as Why was
there a reformation? How did it happen? What did it achieve? and Does it matter?
Eric Ives is the author of Henry VIII, Lady Jane Grey, and The Life and Death of
Anne Boleyn.
Religion & Theology/History • 256 pp • 6 x 9
9780745952772 • January • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper • Lion UK


Kate Kirkpatrick
The Wise Sayings series from Lion offers gorgeously illustrated hardback gift books with quotes and verses of wisdom
from Christianity’s most treasured sources. Each anthology in the series contains an introduction and five chapters,
combined with beautiful chapter openers, and is delightfully presented with decorative color illustrations.
Kate Kirkpatrick is the author of Praying Through Grief as well as the Wise Sayings series,
which includes Wise Sayings from the Psalms and Wise Sayings of Jesus.
Each: Religion & Theology/Reference • 64 pp • 4 x 6 • 60 Color Illustrations
October • $6.95 (Can $7.95) Cloth • Lion UK

Wise Sayings from Proverbs
A collection of inspirational passages from the unique work of wisdom literature known
as the Proverbs
“Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge
the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” —Proverbs 24:3–4
Exploring a range of issues—including the justice of simple living, decision making, and
how to know God—and contrasting right with wrong, these ancient writings point us towards the best way to become closer with God and to shape our lives. Selections are beautifully illustrated, while topics range from wisdom to integrity and money choices to security.

Wise Sayings of Paul
Bringing together some of St. Paul’s most incisive teachings, this motivational guide draws
directly from his letters to the early church
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” —Galatians 5:22–23
Despite the passing of 2,000 years, the teachings of St. Paul are still as pertinent and applicable today as they were when they were first written. The apostle Paul stands in Christian history as a speaker, pastor, and theologian of unparalleled influence. His powerful
exhortations and faithful encouragements transformed the early church and have continued to inspire people ever since. Here, his influential quotations include topics such as God’s
power and love, relationships, living a good life, and getting through hard times.

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Quantum Leap
How John Polkinghorne Found God in Science and Religion
Dean Nelson and Karl Giberson
Using key events in the life of physicist Sir John Polkinghorne, this is an introduction to the central ideas that make the relationship between science
and religion such a fascinating field of investigation
“I cannot think of a more trustworthy guide than John Polkinghorne, who
holds up both ends of the science/faith debate.” —Philip Yancey, author,
Disappointment with God
“The revealing story of an influential Christian and brilliant physicist
whose life trajectory has been astonishingly unexpected. Written with sensitivity and clarity, this extraordinary spiritual biography illuminates one
of the leading figures in our contemporary science-and-religion dialogue.”
—Dr. Owen Gingerich, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and
author, God’s Universe
“An interesting and perceptive study of the life of a great and thoughtful
person, who emphasized the relation between science and religion.”
—Charles Townes, winner, Nobel Prize for Physics, and professor
of physics, University of California
An engaging biography-cum-appraisal of John Polkinghorne’s life and work, this
book uses his story to approach some of the most important questions in life,
including How should a scientist view God? Why do we pray, and what do we
expect from it? Does the universe have a point? and What happens after death?
Sir John Polkinghorne is a British particle physicist who, after 25 years of research and discovery in academia, resigned his post to become an Anglican priest
and theologian. Since then he has written more than 20 books exploring the relationship of science and theology. As a physicist, he participated in the research that led to the discovery of the quark, the smallest known particle. Here, both his religious
and scientific beliefs are explored in full detail.
Dean Nelson is an award-winning journalist who writes for the New York Times as well as Sojourners and Christianity Today.
He is author of 14 books, including God Hides in Plain Sight. He lives in San Diego, California. Karl Giberson, a physicist, is
the director of the Forum on Faith and Science at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. He has written more than a hundred articles on science and religion, and seven books including The Language of Science and Faith and Saving Darwin: How
to Be a Christian and Believe in Evolution.
Biography/Religion & Theology • 192 pp • 5 x 8
9780745954011 • September • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Lion UK


Buddhism for Parents on the Go
Gems to Minimise Stress
Sarah Napthali
Designed with busy parents in mind, an easy-to-digest guide to making the most of being a parent based on Buddhist principles, from
the author of the acclaimed Buddhism for Mothers
“A lovely book for anyone [who] wants to become more present
in their parenting.” — on Buddhism for
Mothers of Young Children
“An eminently practical book that gives frazzled mothers usable
advice and empathy . . . the approachable and authentic perspective of a rank-and-file practitioner who lives the techniques and
situations she writes about.” —Publishers Weekly on Buddhism
for Mothers
“If you liked her first book, Buddhism for Mothers, you’ll adore
this one. It’ll give you a new perspective on parenting and may
even help you enjoy it more.” —Sunday Telegraph on Buddhism
for Mothers of Young Children
Parenthood can be a time of great inner turmoil, yet parenting books
invariably focus on nurturing children rather than the parents who struggle to raise them. This book is different: it is an invaluable book for
stressed parents. It explores parents’ potential to be with their children
in the all-important present moment; to gain the most joy out of being
with them. Using Buddhist practices, Sarah Napthali offers ways of coping with the day-to-day challenges of parenthood, ways that also allow
space for the deeper reflections about who we are and what makes us
happy. From advice for the sleep deprived to dealing with the drama
of toddler tantrums and thoughts on teenage egocentrism, these teachings are presented in short enough formats to digest on the run. This
is Buddhism at its most accessible, applied to the busy, daily realities
of ordinary parents.
Sarah Napthali is a mother of two who tries to apply Buddhist teachings in her daily life. She is the author of Buddhism for Mothers, Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children (formerly published under the
title of Buddhism for Mothers with Lingering Questions), and Buddhism
for Mothers of Schoolchildren.
Spirituality/Parenting & Family Care • 160 pp • 5.5 x 6.5
9781742374956 • September • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Paper
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An Introduction
Jane Struthers
The perfect introduction to working with angels, with clear information on
everything from their descriptions in ancient religious texts to how to invite
them into our lives
Angels have appeared to human beings for thousands of years, yet there is greater
interest in them now than ever before. This beautiful book is a beginner’s guide
to getting in touch with the angel realm. It includes myths, fables, spiritual writings, and literary references as well as clearly written, simple how-to exercises.
Jane Struthers is the author of more than 20 nonfiction books, including the
bestselling The Fortune-Tellers Bible, The Palmistry Bible, and Red Sky at Night.
She is also the weekly astrologer for Bella magazine.
Body/Mind/Spirit • 96 pp • 5 x 6 • 12 Color Illustrations • Two-color Interior
9781849530798 • December • $9.95 (Can $10.95) Paper • Summersdale

An Introduction
Jane Struthers
A guide to cultivating spiritual relationships with unicorns
Once regarded as mythical beasts, unicorns are now being recognized as divine
messengers whose purity and healing powers can help us on both practical and
spiritual levels. This delightful book is the ideal introduction to these beautiful
creatures, detailing everything from the myths surrounding them to how to work
with them in order to understand our life’s purpose.
Jane Struthers is the author of more than 20 nonfiction books, including the
bestselling The Fortune-Tellers Bible, The Palmistry Bible, and Red Sky at Night.
She is also the weekly astrologer for Bella magazine.
Body/Mind/Spirit • 96 pp • 5 x 6 • 12 Color Illustrations • Two-color Interior
9781849530804 • December • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Paper • Summersdale


Vampires: The Twilight World
Sir Simon Marsden
A hauntingly beautiful photographic guide to the lore
and landscapes of the vampire, from the master of gothic
“This eerie, twilight world of dreams is a masterful
volume that leaves Marsden as the Gothic photographer par excellence.” —Times on The Journal of
a Ghosthunter
Using infrared film to convey the ethereal atmosphere of
his subjects, Marsden has traveled from Germany to the
United States, and Slovakia to Scotland as he hunts out the
vampires of myth and literature, and real individuals suspected of vampirism. His images include sites of perennial
fascination, such as Vlad Dracul’s ruined palace in the
wilderness of Romania, and more recent places of vampire
pilgrimage, like the Etruscan city of Volterra in Italy, home
to Twilight’s ancient vampire coven. They are accompanied
by his authoritative and entrancing text, filled with rare
discoveries and travelers’ tales, plus extracts from classics
such as Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and an introduction that
charts the secret history of the vampire right up to the darkly
romantic figure of today. Stunning, chilling, this title will
satisfy gothic devotees and prove a timeless introduction
for new fans of the vampire genre.
Sir Simon Marsden is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose photographs are now found in the Getty
Museum in California, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. His other books
include Journal of a Ghost Hunter, Ghosthunter: A Journey through Haunted France, and Venice: City of Haunting Dreams.
Photography • 192 pp • 10 x 11 • 130 B/W Photos
9780956494283 • December
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Uncovering the Secrets of Life After Death
Barry Eaton
A psychic intuitive answers all the most common questions about life after death,
along with remarkable firsthand accounts
Based on his own amazing experiences of life between lives and his numerous communications with those who have passed over, Barry Eaton answers the questions about
the spirit world that everyone is longing to ask. He discusses what happens when someone dies: what it feels like, what the tunnel experience is all about, and whether there
is any such thing as a life review. He also offers answers as to why some people find it
hard to leave places and loved ones behind, how those who die in accidents and other
sudden deaths fare, and how our grief impacts those who have passed on. He further
explains how those who have passed over see time, why they return to their soul families in spirit, whether they reincarnate, and if so, what input they have in their life
to come.
Barry Eaton is a journalist and broadcaster who hosts an internet radio show called Radio
Out There. He also gives lectures and one-on-one sessions as a psychic intuitive.
Body/Mind/Spirit • 290 pp • 6 x 9
9781742374840 • December • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Inspired Living

The Wish
How to Make Your Dreams Come True
Angela Donovan
For those who have discovered “The Secret,” but want to find out how to really make all their wishes a reality
Every once in a while, a life-changing book comes along—The Celestine Prophecy,
The Alchemist, The Secret—now there’s The Wish, a powerful step-by-step guide
to making dreams come true. It will help each reader to discover their real selves,
recognize and overcome their deepest fears, and use their unique passions and talents to live an empowered life. It also explains how to boost one’s life energy and
and make one’s wishes happen. Readers will be able to recognize the dreams that
will work for them and those that won’t, learn to create genuinely good vibes around
themselves, and understand why giving is essential to creating an abundant life.
The Wish takes all the reader’s anxiety and shreds it. In its place it puts strength,
hope, and peace of mind, and explains how to build on these qualities to make dreams
come true.
Angela Donovan is a psychic intuitive who regularly hosts one-hour programs on
the Matrix News TV Network.
Body/Mind/Spirit / Self-Help • 324 pp • 5 x 6.5
9781742374932 • November • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • Inspired Living


After-Death Communication
Emma Heathcote-James
Foreword by Judy Guggenheim
Containing testimonies from people from all walks of life, including such celebrities as Paul McCartney and Robbie Williams, this is both a glimpse into a wider
spiritual reality and a practical guide to communicating with the deceased
“The definitive book about ADC. Warm, uplifting, and reassuring, it provides
the very evidence we need that our loved ones are ever near.” —Glennyce
Eckersley, author, Angel Wisdom
“Superb . . . it may change how you live your life.” —Dr. Jeffrey Long, MD,
After Death Communication Research Foundation, Tacoma, Washington
Describing the direct contact between the living and the deceased, this collection was
undertaken without the intervention of an intermediary such as a psychic or medium.
A product of years of painstaking work researching the phenomenon of after-death
communication (ADC), this extraordinary work collects hundreds of deeply poignant,
firsthand accounts from those who have been directly contacted by deceased loved
ones. The reader is left to decide whether these are mere hallucinations or manifestations of something more significant. Response to Heathcote-James’ new research
has been genuinely startling, revealing that an amazing proportion of the population believe that they have had after-death experiences. The weight of evidence may
well change the way readers consider the supernatural.
Emma Heathcote-James has a PhD in theology and is the author of Psychic Pets, Seeing Angels, and They Walk Among Us. Judy Guggenheim is the founder of The ADC
Project and coauthor of Hello from Heaven.
Body/Mind/Spirit • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9781843583882 (Replaces 9781844545148) • March • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper
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They Walk Among Us
Emma Heathcote-James
Astonishing and compelling evidence that spirits can be made to appear in physical form and that everything supernatural can be explained by physics
Putting forward the best evidence yet of life after death, this book challenges the accepted ideas of exactly what humans are and what we become the moment after taking our final breaths. Drawing on scientific research from the author’s colleagues as
well as her own recordings and eyewitness accounts, and highlighting the phenomenon of materialization mediumship—or spirits manifesting in solid forms in a séance
setting—the incredible cases revealed here may provide conclusive proof of an afterlife. Written in an accessible style, this book takes the field of psychic study into the
21st century and will appeal to anyone with an open mind and an interest in alternative views of what occurs after death.
Emma Heathcote-James has a PhD in theology and is the author of After-Death Communication, Psychic Pets, and Seeing Angels.
Body/Mind/Spirit • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9781843583912 (Replaces 9781844543731) • February
$12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • Metro Books


Conversations on Non-Duality
Twenty-Six Awakenings
Edited by Eleanora Gilbert
A fascinating compilation of the life stories of perfectly ordinary people and
the different paths they’ve taken on their spiritual journey searching for oneness, completeness, and unity
From a rich variety of backgrounds, the people profiled here have been through
extraordinary experiences leading to amazing new perceptions. They all shared
a common sense of dissatisfaction with their lives and a longing for happiness, connection, health, love, fulfilling relationships, wealth, and freedom. As
they reveal the means by which they each went about achieving an end to their
suffering—from therapy to study with gurus, their stories range from funny
to moving and tragic to inspiring, but there is a common element in their engagement with nonduality. In simple terms, nonduality means no separation—
although it appears that there are separate individuals and objects in our world,
in reality there is only oneness. It is this realization that has transformed the
lives of these 26 ordinary men and women from many cultures and from a
wide range of social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. Here they share their
insights and wisdom.
Body/Mind/Spirit / Spirituality • 500 pp • 5.5 x 9
9781901447675 • October • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper
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Interviewees include many prominent spiritual teachers, including:
Jeff Foster: author, Beyond Awakening and An Extraordinary Absence (UK)
Gangaji: author, The Diamond in Your Pocket (Oregon)
Wayne Liquorman: author, Never Mind: A Journey into Non-Duality (Hermosa Beach, California)
Francis Lucille: author, Eternity Now (Temecula, California)
Mooji: author, Before I Am (UK)
Tony Parsons: author, As It Is (UK)
Genpo Roshi: author, Big Mind Big Heart and The Path of the Human Being (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Rupert Spira: author, The Transparency of Things (UK)
James Swartz: author, How to Attain Enlightenment (Waikiki, Hawaii)
Pamela Wilson: satsang leader (Santa Fe, New Mexico)


Ian Gawler
The Dragon’s Blessing
Guy Allenby
Foreword by Ian Gawler
Before Lance Armstrong and his bike, there was Ian Gawler and his inspirational fight
for survival against cancer—the inspiring life story of the cancer survivor, renowned
mind/body pioneer, and author of You Can Cure Cancer
“Ian Gawler is a man who has lived the message. He is an inspiration to all those
who are confronting their mortality due to serious illness. His story shows us how
we can make a difference and participate in our lives, our health, and our ability to
survive.” —Bernie Siegel, MD, author, Love, Medicine & Miracles
Through many hours of interviews and diary extracts, Ian Gawler reveals his amazing
story for the first time in this honest, unflinching, portrait. In 1974 at the age of 24, Dr.
Ian Gawler, an ambitious young veterinarian and athlete, developed bone cancer in his
right leg. The leg was amputated at the hip. The following year, the cancer spread to his
pelvis and chest. Gawler was told that nothing could be done and that he had only weeks
to live. This biography reveals in full how Gawler refused to give up in the face of these
challenges, and began studying meditation, following a strict diet, and pursuing an intense regime of research, introspection, and personal development. Against all odds and
prognoses, his cancer began to retreat, and he was eventually declared clear of cancer in
1978. His legendary bestseller, You Can Conquer Cancer, was published in 1984, going
on to sell nearly 200,000 copies in more than 13 languages. Ian Gawler is now a worldrenowned pioneer in the therapeutic application of mind/body medicine and meditation.
His story is of an unorthodox, compassionate, and courageous fighter whose own journey has been an inspiration to the lives of so many others.
Guy Allenby is a journalist whose work has appeared in the Australian and the Sydney
Morning Herald.
Biography/Medical • 342 pp • 5 x 8 • 17 Color Photos • 14 B/W Photos
9781742372655 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

60-Second Secrets
To a Happy, Healthy, More Relaxed You
Julie Maree Wood
Arranged seasonally, this one-stop daily dose of great well-being information makes good health simpler than ever
It is easy for health to take a back seat when life gets busy, but this resource
provides more than 300 tips for instant revitalization, proving that a minute
a day is all one needs to feel better. Each secret to improving health and mood
is easy and fast, providing the boost that’s needed to enjoy the day and feel
fantastic. It may be a home-spa treatment, a quick recipe, a superfood to focus
on, stretches and exercises, a home remedy, a relaxation technique, or just
something to think about. Trying a new food, thinking about your back, accepting help when it is offered, and spending time reading with a warm drink
are all ways to a healthier self. As a nutritionist and naturopath, the author
sees many clients with major health issues that wouldn’t have arisen had they
had a simple regime 18 months earlier. With practical, easy-to-implement tips
that provide quick shots of health, she lays out this regime. It’s divided into
spring, summer, fall, and winter, so readers can support and strengthen their
bodies for this season, and prepare them for the season ahead.
Julie Maree Wood is a naturopath, nutritionist, and the author of Feeding
Fussy Kids, winner of the Best Children and Family Cookbook (Australia)
at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
Health/Self-Help • 352 pp • 6.5 x 6 • Two-color Interior
9781742372099 • September • $18.95 (Can $20.95) Paper
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The Metabolic Clock
Speed Up Your Metabolism and Lose Weight Easily
Julie Rennie
Strategies to create a balanced approach to losing weight, being healthy, and
making it last a lifetime
“There are many benefits which I can attribute to adjusting my sleep, eating and activity cycles to The Metabolic Clock. My metabolism has also
improved and I feel well nourished.” —Kate Smyth, Olympic athlete
For anyone wanting to live with more balance, this is an educational system
that provides a framework to create a healthy lifestyle with the overarching message that simply by changing what you eat, when you eat, and how you eat,
your metabolism will speed up—resulting in renewed vitality and easy weight
loss. It addresses sustainable lifestyle changes instead of dieting and helps people change lifelong patterns that are preventing them from living full lives. The
author focuses on digestive health and the benefits of an efficient metabolism
for weight loss and wellness, explains the connection between a lack of good
sleep and weight gain, and shows you what foods to eat to overcome tiredness.
The book also includes a 21-day lifestyle challenge, food shopping lists, menu
plans, and 100 delicious recipes, such as Poached Eggs with Spinach and Salmon
Slices, Fish Fillets with Roasted Pumpkin and Green Vegetables, and Baked Ricotta Cake. Includes U.S. measurements.
Julie Rennie is an inspirational mentor and speaker. She also facilitates customized
goal-setting workshops for corporations.
Health/Fitness • 176 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 84 Color Photos • 1 Color Illustration
9781921295317 • November • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper
Rockpool Publishing


Get Well
Poppy Bell
Recipients will snuggle under a blanket and soothe away their troubles with this pick-me-up
A cozy duvet and a hot drink, a supportive friend, and a stack of old films—when we’re feeling out of sorts, these are the things
that help us get well. These heartwarming photographs and well-chosen words will bring a smile to anyone’s face—the ideal
pick-me-up for a friend or loved one who is feeling under the weather.
Poppy Bell is a gift book author.
Inspirational • 96 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 • 46 Color Photos • Four-color Interior
9781840247640 • November • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Cloth • Summersdale


These books deliver simple, natural dietary and lifestyle tips in an accessible and practical format to
encourage people to understand and take control of their symptoms—a uniquely holistic approach.
Each: Health • 128 pp • 5 x 8 • October • Paper • Summersdale

50 Things You Can Do Today to Increase Your Fertility
Sally Lewis
Foreword by Nim Barnes
In this accessible and informative guide, Sally Lewis explains how age, sexual infections,
diet, excess weight, stress, and anxiety affect fertility. Teaching how to discover the best
time for conception; understand the link between body, mind, and fertility; and manage
stress and relax to prevent anxiety, this is the ultimate guide to increasing the likelihood
of conception at any age.
Sally Lewis is the author of a number of titles, including Back in Shape; Coping Successfully with Acne; and Shape Up, Size Down. Nim Barnes is the founder of Foresight, a charity dedicated to the promotion of preconceptual care.
9781849531191 • October • $10.95 (Can $11.95)

50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Eczema
Wendy Green
Foreword by Helen Pugsley
Eczema is an uncomfortable and often distressing skin condition that affects an alarming
number of people worldwide. Explained here are the psychological, dietary, and hormonal
factors that can cause eczema, as well as practical advice and a holistic approach to help
you deal with the symptoms—including simple lifestyle and dietary changes and do-ityourself natural therapies. It will teach how to manage stress to prevent flare-ups, how to
adapt your home environment, how to choose beneficial foods and supplements, and how
to find helpful organizations and products.
Wendy Green is a trainer for a health program. Helen Pugsley teaches dermatology.
9781840247213 • $9.95 (Can $10.95)

50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Hay Fever
Wendy Green
Foreword by John Collard
In this easy-to-follow book, Wendy Green explains how genetic, dietary, psychological, and
environmental factors can contribute to hay fever and offers practical advice and a holistic approach to help you deal with your symptoms, including simple dietary and lifestyle
changes and do-it-yourself complementary therapies. Find out 50 things you can do today
to help you cope with hay fever, including identifying your allergens, adopting preventative strategies, choosing beneficial foods and supplements, managing stress and relaxing
to reduce the number and severity of attacks, and locating helpful organizations and products to aid in your recovery.
Wendy Green is a trainer for a health program. John Collard is the clinical director at Allergy UK.
9781849530170 • $9.95 (Can $10.95)


Each: Health • 128 pp • 5 x 8 • Paper • Summersdale

50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage IBS
Wendy Green
Foreword by Dr Nick Read
A thorough and accessible explanation of how diet, food intolerances, gut infections and bacterial imbalance, stress, and hormones can all contribute to IBS, this guide of practical advice offers a holistic approach to help deal with the symptoms, dietary and lifestyle changes, as well as
do-it-yourself complementary therapies to manage the disease. The book teaches how to identify IBS triggers and learn how to deal with them, choose beneficial foods and supplements, manage stress and relax to reduce flare-ups, and much more.
Wendy Green is a trainer for a health program. Dr Nick Read is medical advisor to the Gut Trust,
the largest patient-led charity for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the UK.
9781849530187 • October • $9.95 (Can $10.95)

50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Arthritis
Wendy Green
“Expert, practical, and inexpensive advice on a range of health problems . . . concise, easyto-follow, and accessible.” —International Therapist
A practical guide for sufferers who live with arthritis, this book explains how genetics, age, infections, diet, excess weight, previous injuries, and stress can all contribute. It will teach readers how to choose beneficial foods and supplements, explain which types of exercise can best
bring relief, and reveal practical tips to make everyday living easier.
Wendy Green is a trainer for a health program.
9781849530545 • November • $10.95 (Can $11.95)

50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Back Pain
Dr Keith Souter
Looking at lifestyle changes, dietary manipulation, supplements, and DIY complementary therapies, this book provides strategies that can help reduce back pain. The 50 things that sufferers
can do include choosing beneficial foods and supplements, discovering natural anti-inflammatory herbs and spices, developing strategies to reduce pain, trying out exercises, and finding helpful organizations and products.
Dr Keith Souter is a doctor, medical writer, and novelist with a holistic medical practice. He is
the author of Cure Craft and Homeopathy for the Third Age.
9781849531207 • November • $10.95 (Can $11.95)

50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Insomnia
Wendy Green
Foreword by Dr Chris Idzikowski
Good-quality sleep is vital for well-being, yet many adults experience sleep problems at some
point in their lives, affecting their mood and general health. Explaining the wake/sleep cycle and
offering practical advice and a holistic approach to help combat insomnia, this informative guide
teaches how to make your bedroom conducive to sleep, choose beneficial foods and supplements
that aid in falling asleep fast and staying asleep, and much more.
Wendy Green is a trainer for a health program. Dr Chris Idzikowski is the director of the Edinburgh Sleep Center.
9781840247237 • December • $9.95 (Can $10.95)


Each: Health • 128 pp • 5 x 8 • Paper • Summersdale

50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Menopause
Wendy Green
Foreword by Janet Brockie
For many women, menopause is a debilitating and unfortunate side effect of the grace and
wisdom that come with old age. Here, explore how dietary, psychological, and environmental factors can affect menopause, and learn both practical advice and a revolutionary
holistic approach to helping manage its symptoms, including simple lifestyle and dietary
changes and do-it-yourself natural therapies.
Wendy Green is a trainer for a health program. Janet Brockie is a menopause nurse specialist at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
9781840247206 • December • $9.95 (Can $10.95)

50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Migraines
Wendy Green
Foreword by Dr. Anne MacGregor
According to the World Health Organization, migraines are one of the most serious, disabling medical conditions. Teaching how to deal with them, this guide explains how dietary, psychological, and environmental factors can cause migraines and offers practical
advice and a holistic approach to help manage them, including simple lifestyle and dietary
changes and DIY natural therapies. The guide also teaches a solid understanding of conventional and alternative treatments.
Wendy Green is a trainer for a health program. Dr. Anne MacGregor is director of research
at the City of London Migraine Clinic.
9781840247220 • December • $9.95 (Can $10.95)

50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Anxiety
Wendy Green
Foreword by Joanna Sale
“Everyone can feel anxious from time to time but if stress is taking over, follow
Wendy Green’s calming advice.” —Daily Express
Readers can learn how to replace negative thoughts and behavior with positive ones in
this guide to taking charge of one’s problems with anxiety. The book teaches sufferers how
to learn assertiveness skills and boost self-esteem, how becoming more active can reduce
stress and anxiety, and how to find helpful organizations and products.
Wendy Green is a trainer for a health program. Joanna Sale is a senior lecturer in mental
health at the University of Bedfordshire.
9781849530392 • November • $9.95 (Can $10.95)


New Shoes
Stepping Out of the Shadow of Sexual Abuse and Living Your Dreams
Rebecca Mitchell
An empowering guide to recovering from the damage of childhood sexual abuse and
living with confidence
In this self-help book refreshingly devoid of therapy jargon, readers will find the strength
to come to terms with what happened to them in the past, to break negative behavior
patterns in the present that occur as a result of past abuse, and to make their dreams
for the future a reality. Written in a chatty, accessible style, it blends a range of personal
experiences of recovery with professional insight and practical steps for change, and
does not attempt to offer simplistic answers to a very complex and deep wound. Chapters include The Crisis of Discovery, It’s a Family Affair, The Blame Game, Forgiveness,
New Beginnings, and more.
Rebecca Mitchell, herself a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, established a support
and recovery group called Into the Light. Its website is visited by people from all over
the world. She also works at the BBC in the comedy and light entertainment area, and
has written articles on relationships and dating for various magazines.
Self-Help • 160 pp • 5 x 8
9780745955520 • November • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Lion UK

Understanding Panic Attacks and Overcoming Fear
Updated and Revised 3rd Edition
Dr Roger Baker
A new, fully revised edition of Dr. Roger Baker’s highly regarded book on panic
attacks and other fear-related conditions
“An excellent self-help book for sufferers of panic attacks.” —Behavioural &
Cognitive Psychotherapy
Explaining that a full recovery from panic attacks is definitely possible, this highly
authoritative yet practical book helps the reader toward an in-depth understanding of what panic actually is. It is essential reading for sufferers, their friends, and
their family. It sets out a psychological self-help program for panic sufferers in clear
and concise language, answering important questions such as What is a panic attack? What does it feel like? What causes attacks? and Can they be cured?
Dr Roger Baker has been involved in research and therapy with panic attack sufferers for more than 20 years. He is the author of Understanding Trauma.
Self-Help/Psychology • 176 pp • 5 x 8
9780745955452 (Replaces 9780745951232)• October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper
Lion UK


Through Corridors of Light
Poems of Consolation in Time of Illness
Compiled by John Andrew Denny
A collection of poems to inspire and console those with debilitating illnesses
Compiled by a former sufferer of both myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and multiple
sclerosis (MS), this is a compassionate poetic companion through the journey of illness. Sections reflect on the the phases people commonly go through when dealing with
life-altering diseases, including the initial shock and realization of sickness; coming to
terms with an apparently diminished life; learning to be still and to be thankful; finding new courage, resolve, and hope; seeking consolation in the cycles of nature; taking comfort in spiritual contemplation; and finally, facing the prospect of death and
accepting it peacefully. This is a sensitive companion for the sick that is perfect for anyone who is suffering the disorienting consequences of illness, whether temporarily, chronically, or terminally.
John Andrew Denny is a former editor for Faber and Penguin.
Poetry/Self-Help • 256 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9780745955476 • November • $17.95 (Can $19.95) Cloth • Lion UK

Lessons in Letting Go
Confessions of a Hoarder
Corinne Grant
An honest, uproariously funny, sometimes moving memoir of the year in which Corinne
Grant decides to do something about her hoarding
It took a year to drag myself out of the mess. A year in which I lost my dearest friend
and then promptly lost my way. A year in which I ran away overseas, came back and
then ran away again. A year in which I learnt to let go, learnt to forgive and learnt to
grow up. It was a big year. It was a lot of work. And I head-butted two people. Accidentally.
This is the big-hearted story of how one of Australia’s leading comic talents learned to
reconcile love, loss, lack of closet space, and far too much stuff. From every scrunchie
she’s ever owned, to every pencil case and magazine, it’s time for it all to go. The problem is, getting rid of the stuff turns out to be much harder than she initially thought.
This delightful memoir is about hoarding and about how the things we hold on to can
end up dictating our lives. Warm, hilarious, candid, and insightful, Grant’s tale is about
the pain—but also the necessity and the joy—in learning to let go.
Corinne Grant is a stand-up comedian and television host. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Memoir/Self-Help • 240 pp • 6 x 9
9781741753424 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin


How to Get a Grip
Matthew Kimberley
Idiot-proof, antiself-help instructions that tell readers what they already
know, yet need desperately to hear
Anyone who implements these instructions will morph overnight from being
a friendless, wimpy, and subservient doormat, perpetually vexed by the iniquities and raw deals that life throws at them, to being a total superhero.
And what's more—they'll have fun while they do it. Everyone knows the key
to having more energy has nothing to do with crystals and chakras and everything to do with how much sleep one gets, but people still choose reruns of
Desperate Housewives over a good night’s shut-eye. Everyone knows that neglecting their friends will leave them destitute and lonely but people are still
too damn lazy to pick up the phone and get in touch. Everyone knows they
could get through their to-do list in half the time, yet they still put in hours
stalking their ex on Facebook. Most people just need a kick up the backside—
and that’s what this book offers. Those who are sick of being mollycoddled
by self-help that deals in platitudes and endless steps for a new you should
join this campaign to get their life back on track by telling them what they
already know. These are no-nonsense life lessons in life in plain language
straight from the successful blog
Matthew Kimberley founded Target Recruitment and now works helping small
businesses get more clients. He was named one of’s 40 Bloggers to Watch in 2011 for his How to Get a Grip blog.
Self-Help • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9781843583288 • September • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • John Blake


Angela Davey
This beautiful new series of gift books are filled with motivational words and profound thoughts from well-known
writers, spiritual leaders, and philosophers to inspire the mind and heart and encourage positive thinking.
Each: Self-Help • 96 pp • 4.5 x 4.5 • Four-color Interior • November • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Cloth • Summersdale

Thoughts & Quotations for Every Day
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.” —Helen Keller
“A heart at peace gives life to the body.” —Proverbs 14:30

Thoughts & Quotations for Every Day
“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” —Emily Dickinson

Thoughts & Quotations for Every Day
“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” —Mahatma Gandhi
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” —Albert Einstein

Thoughts & Quotations for Every Day
“And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
—Abraham Lincoln


Couture Chocolate
A Masterclass in Chocolate
William Curley
A masterclass that unveils all the techniques and secrets a chocolate lover could wish for, before moving on to the mouth-watering array of recipes—like Thyme and Honey Filled Chocolates
and Madagascan Chocolate Ice Cream
This much-loved confectionary’s origins are covered first, from the
quality of cocoa pods to the varieties of beans, as well as the importance of cocoa content, the difference between the three types
of chocolate—plain, milk, and white—and how to appreciate the
quality of chocolate. Next, one of the most skilled chocolatiers in
the world shares his secrets and recipes. He starts with the basics
of tempering and making a bar of chocolate, with advice on how
to add flavors—from sesame to Szechuan pepper and rosemary to
raspberry—or introduce textures such as chocolate nibs. Once these
skills have been mastered, it is time to make some fantastic chocolate creations. Truffle flavors include house dark, framboise, and
noval vintage port, while filled chocolates include apricot and
wasabi, pistachio, sea salt caramel, and black rice vinegar. Patisserie recipes include Toscano chocolate cadeaux, chocolate and sea
salt caramel tarts, and mille-feuilles of chocolate. Cakes and
biscuits include chocolate and yuzu cakes, matcha financiers, and
miso and walnut biscuits. Additional recipes found in this must have
resource include mousses and soufflés; ice creams; and chocolate
sauces, icings, fillings, frostings, spreads and more.
Includes dual measurements.
William Curley is an award-winning patissier, chocolatier, and the proprietor with his wife of two chocolate boutiques named
William Curley. He was awarded the Best British Chocolatier accolade for 2007, 2008, and 2009 by the Academy of Chocolate.
He spent six years at numerous Michelin-starred establishments and has won numerous awards.
Cooking • 224 pp • 8.5 x 10.5 • 200 Color Photos
9781906417598 • January • $45.00 (Can $50.00) Cloth • Jacqui Small

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Cake Magic
Kate Shirazi
The next in the irresistible series of books, including Chocolate,
Cookie, and Cupcake Magic, that reinvent the baking classics
Bursting with color, this collection contains more than 150 delicious, easy-to-follow cake recipes written in Kate Shirazi’s exuberant, no-nonsense style. There are ideal recipes for novice cooks,
as well as sophisticated recipes for more adventurous cooks. Bakers will find treats here for any taste or occasion, from everyday
cakes such as basic fruit cakes to posh, subversive wedding cakes.
Of course there are chocolate cakes and cheesecakes, and for tea
time there are Chelsea buns, macaroons, fondant fancies, and
meringues. Always fun and irreverent, this latest in the popular
series will have bakers dashing to the kitchen to fill it with the
heady aromas of home-baked goods. Includes dual measurements.
Kate Shirazi is the author of Chocolate Magic, Cookie Magic,
Cupcake Magic, and Muffin Magic, all available separately or
in the compendium Baking Magic. She founded the Cakeadoodledo mail-order cupcake business from her farmhouse kitchen.
Cooking • 224 pp • 8.5 x 8.5 • 50 Color Photos
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Tina Bester
From Chocolate and Orange Truffle Meringue Tarts to Leek
and Goat Cheese Phyllo Parcels, a collection of easy-toachieve sweet and savory baked goods
“We love the laid-back attitude and no-nonsense approach of South Africa’s baking queen Tina Bester . . .
Even the novice cook will enjoy baking her delicious fruit
pie.” —Food magazine
“If you know someone who loves pottering in the kitchen
up to their arms in flour, then this compendium of sweet
and savoury baking recipes will be a big hit.” —BBC
Good Food Magazine
Consisting of a series of easy-to-follow, foolproof recipes with
mouthwatering images, this collection is divided into six inspiring sections—biscuits (Ginger and Macadamia Nut Cookies), cakes (Mini Carrot Cakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing),
Meringues (Meringues with Grilled Plums and Vanilla Syrup),
sweet tarts and pastries (Apricot Custard Tart), savory tarts
and old-fashioned pies (Creamy Spinach and Fish Pie), and
breads and buns (Mom’s Buttermilk Bread). The recipes and
instructions are tried-and-tested, uncomplicated, and oh-so-easy
to achieve, with snippets of no-nonsense advice from creator
Tina Bester. It takes the fear factor out of this timeless tradition and celebrates the joy that a pretty iced cupcake, still-warm
onion and bacon tart, or just-baked loaf of homemade bread
can bring. Includes a conversion chart.
Tina Bester is a food stylist and the owner of South African
restaurant Queen of Tarts.
Cooking • 152 pp • 9 x 9 • 63 Color Photos
9781862058989 • January • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth


Pure Style: Recipes for Every Day
Jane Cumberbatch
Full of fantastic recipes and home tips from a much-fêted style guru, this is a book as
beautiful as it is useful
The “Queen of Simple,” Jane Cumberbatch’s recipes for home cooking look as good as
they taste. In this sensual and edible journey through the year, Jane provides a wealth of
delicious recipes, as well as her tips on everything from growing herbs and planting trees
to autumn picnics and reinventing leftovers. Whether one wants to enjoy shortbread in
summer, autumn plum jam, or steamed puddings in winter, this book can help, and it is
much more than just a cookbook. With beautiful photography and delightful illustrations,
this is a personal and evocative narrative that illustrates Jane’s simple and down-to-earth
approach to food and living. Includes dual measurements.
Jane Cumberbatch is a stylist, author, and journalist. A former decorating editor of House
& Garden magazine, she has also worked for Elle Decoration. Her books include Pure
Style, Pure Style Home and Garden, Pure Style Living, and Pure Style Outdoors.
Cooking • 272 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150 Color Photos
9781862059122 • November • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth • Pavilion

The Whole Hog
Recipes & Lore for Everything but the Oink
Christopher Trotter and Carol Wilson
Filled with historical and culinary lore as well as more than 100 recipes, this gourmet
celebration of the pig and all its parts is a must-have for every pork fan, bacon-sandwich supporter, and sausage addict
“One of the few works on this subject, Trotter’s book is recommended.” —Library
Journal on Scottish Traditional Recipes
Much more than a cookbook, this is a celebration of all things porcine—a unique blend
of historical, geographical, and culinary interest, together with clear explanations of how
to cook the different cuts of pork and delicious recipes. The idea of being able to “cook
everything but the oink” of a pig permeates the recipes which are informed by the traditions covered in the main text. Completely international and full of fantastic photographs
and an engaging text, this book features recipes such as Escalopes of Pork with Avocado
and Sage; Loin of Pork with Mustard and Vermouth; Leek and Smoked Bacon Risotto;
Tomato, Ham and Herb Tarts; Scotch Eggs; Pig’s Liver with Lemon and Honey; and Cassoulet. Includes dual measurements.
Christopher Trotter is a freelance chef and food writer, restaurant inspector, and food consultant. They
are the coauthors of The Food and Cooking of Scotland, Scottish Traditional Recipes, and A Taste of
Scotland. Carol Wilson is the author of several cookbooks on traditional foods, including Gypsy Feast.
She contributes to such publications as BBC Good Food, Food and Wine, Gastronomica, and Waitrose
Food Illustrated, and is a jury member for the Slow Food Biodiversity Awards.
Cooking • 288 pp • 7.5 x 10 • 55 Color Photos • 26 B/W Illustrations
9781862058613 • October • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth • Pavilion


Good Old-Fashioned Pies & Stews
Laura Mason
From Steak and Kidney Pie and Lancashire Hotpot to Coq Au Vin and
Luxury Fish Pie—a collection of delicious recipes for the ultimate comfort food
Delicious, slow-cooked ingredients simmering in the cooking pot or inside
a homemade pastry crust are among life’s greatest simple pleasures, and
all the recipes in this collection can be made with inexpensive cuts of meat
and added to with seasonal ingredients or whatever is on hand. This selection of quality recipes will please every palate, and includes meals based
on beef, veal, lamb, pork, chicken, game, fish, and vegetables. From Lamb
Casserole and Chicken Pie to Irish Stew with Dumplings, these entrees are
economical, simple to make, and can be thrown together in minutes, making a filling and nutritious meal that can be left to cook gently throughout the day. Includes a conversion chart.
Laura Mason is a food historian whose books include Good Old-Fashioned
Roasts, The National Trust Farmhouse Cookbook, and Sugar-Plums and
Sherbet: The Prehistory of Sweets. She is also a coordinator of the Slow
Food movement.
Cooking • 192 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 30 Color Photos
9781907892103 • December • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth
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La Famiglia: The Cookbook
Alvaro Maccioni
Photographs by David Loftus
Redolent with Tuscan sunshine and flavors—simple, delicious, and
healthy recipes inspired by traditional Tuscan family dishes
Alvaro Maccioni's passion for his homeland of Tuscany, and the authentic
recipes from that sublime region of Italy, has been on show at his famous
London restaurant for more than 40 years. This cookbook is Alvaro's
long-awaited companion to seasonal Tuscan cooking and collects his favorite menus from a lifetime devoted to providing wonderful food for
others. Beginning with the tender tastes of spring and ending with the
nourishing flavors of winter, Alvaro’s cookbook includes authentic antipasti, pasta, and risotto dishes; secondi piatti of meat, poultry, and fish;
and tempting dolci. The 125 recipes are clearly presented for home cooking and are accompanied by enticing photographs. Collected from his
farmhouse in Tuscany and adapted from his award-winning restaurant
menu, the secrets of Alvaro's cooking will inspire a new generation of
cooks who will appreciate the traditions of entertaining, sustaining, and
celebrating La Famiglia. Includes conversion chart.
Alvaro Maccioni opened La Famiglia, the Chelsea restaurant he still runs
today in 1975. In 1996 Alvaro won first prize from the Acadamia Della
Cucina Italiana, the first time the prize has been awarded outside Italy.
David Loftus is the photographer for Fish, Indian Style and The Paris
Neighborhood Cookbook. His clients have included Gourmet, Jamie
Oliver, Martha Stewart, and Ralph Lauren.
Cooking • 240 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 50 Color Photos • 50 B/W Photos
9780956494238 • February • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Cloth
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A Month in Marrakesh
A Food Journey to the Heart of Morocco
Andy Harris
Photographs by David Loftus
A spectacular celebration of the wonderful tastes and sensational
allure of Morocco
Inspired by the diversity of his culturally rich visits to Marrakesh,
Andy Harris has scoured the maze-like souks for the best flavors
and produced a wealth of exotic-tasting recipes with fresh ingredients and minimum fuss. From delicate, sweet pastries such as Khab
el Ghzal to the savory Chicken Bistilla or one of the many delicious
tagines, impress your guests with modern Moroccan dishes including Roast Lamb with Orange and Honey Syrup, Spicy Squid with
Harissa Yoghurt, and Orange Flower Doughnuts. Part cookbook,
part travelogue, Andy leads through a spectacular pageant of flavor and colors of the Medina, from the pulsating Djemaa el Fna to
timeless winding alleys and tranquil gardens. Each recipe is adorned
with stunning location photography that radiates with the fragrant
aromas of the spice market, helping this sumptuous book to capture the soul of a truly unique and remarkable city. Measurements
are metric.
Andy Harris was the editorial director of Australian Gourmet Traveller and is currently the editor of Jamie Oliver’s Jamie magazine.
David Loftus is a well-known food and lifestyle photographer who
has worked on books with Jamie Oliver and and Heston Blumenthal, among others.
Cooking/Travel • 368 pp • 7.5 x 10
9781740669610 • October • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth
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A Chef’s Journey Through Persia
Greg Malouf and Lucy Malouf
From Persian-style Russian Salad with Tarragon Mayonnaise
to Coconut Cream Flakes with Toffeed Mango, this is an unforgettable journey through the culinary landscapes of ancient
Persia and modern-day Iran
“There is no doubt that this is a country and a culinary tradition bursting with possibilities. All that’s needed now, is
for someone to explore them and share them with the rest of
us. Fortunately, Greg and Lucy Malouf have.” —Anthony
Bourdain on Saha
“A comprehensive overview of traditional dishes of the cuisine . . . sure to appeal to a wide audience.” —Publishers
Weekly on Artichoke to Za’atar
“Gorgeous photography makes this a coffee-table candidate,
but the tour of these Middle Eastern countries, with the personal touch of this chef/writer team, will find you absorbing
their words and recipes as well. You might even take this
into the kitchen!” —Chicago Tribune on Saha

Includes a ribbon marker
Persian cooking is one of the oldest and most sophisticated cuisines in the world. Its influence has spread across India
and the Middle East, to North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula, and even through Medieval Europe. A cuisine that is
subtle, elegant, and alluring, it rejoices in rice, uses fresh herbs in abundance, and combines meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables with exotic spices, such as saffron, cardamom, and dried limes. Discover this land here, where the rich diversity
of climate, countryside, architecture, and poetry provide a fitting background for an equal variety and richness of cuisine. Join the authors as they visit bustling bazaars and tiny soup kitchens, pick saffron before dawn, and fish, in timehonored tradition, from wooden dhows in the Persian Gulf. Then discover the joy of Persian cooking for yourself with
the mouthwatering recipes that they have created for the home kitchen, as mixture of centuries of tradition with modern techniques and flavors, perfect for both the home cook and the experienced chef. Measurements are metric.
Greg Malouf is the executive chef at MoMo restaurant in Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, where he delights diners
with the flavors of his heritage, presented with exciting contemporary flair. Lucy Malouf is a food writer and editor. Together, they are the authors of Arabesque; Artichoke to Za’atar: Modern Middle Eastern Food; Moorish; Saha: A Chef’s
Journey Through Lebanon; Syria; and Turquoise: A Chef’s Travels in Turkey.
Cooking • 348 pp • 11.5 x 10 • 337 Color Photos
9781740668620 • December • $59.95 (Can $65.95) Cloth • Hardie Grant Books


Kristin Hove
From Inga’s Latvian beetroot gazpacho to Nicole’s moist hummingbird
cake, this collection of simple yet inspired recipes comes from a pile
of handwritten notes sourced from friends and travelers around the world
Dedicated to all the wonderful people we meet throughout our lives, this
endearing cookbook contains a collection of the author’s favorite recipes
from a few friends from all over the world—all meant to be shared and
enjoyed in the company of someone you love and care about. Re-creations
of both childhood dishes and traditional meals from the person’s country of origin are included and divided into four accessible sections—breakfast, soups/starters, dinner, and dessert. Recipes include Anastazia’s
Slovakian stuffed peppers, Meri’s leek pie, Benti’s mint and lemon salad,
and many more. Includes conversion chart.
Kristin Hove is an experienced traveler who has lived all over the world.
Cooking • 108 pp • 7 x 7 • 84 Color Photos
9781742700236 • October • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper
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A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam
Tracey Lister and Andreas Pohl
Photographs by Michael Fountoulakis
An inspiring collection of fresh, easy to prepare, and healthy recipes collected from throughout Vietnam
“The simplicity of some of the dishes mean they can be taken into daily
cooking by virtue of the taste they deliver for the small amount of time
they take to cook.” —Independent Weekly
Arranged by region, this engaging cookbook weaves personal stories and national history with a culinary appreciation of the markets, traditions, and
food of daily life in Vietnam. More than 80 delicious and authentic recipes
are included, ranging from Coconut Prawns to Chicken and Lotus Seed Broth.
Featuring stunning food photography as well as images of the Vietnamese
countryside and people, this is a gorgeous reference that is perfect for the
home cook and armchair traveler alike. Measurements are metric.
Tracey Lister is a professional chef who splits her time between Hanoi and
Melbourne with her husband, Andreas Pohl. Michael Fountoulakis is a professional photographer.
Cooking • 272 pp • 8.5 x 10 • 258 Color Photos
9781742701578 (Replaces 9781740666633) • October
$34.95 (Can $38.95) Paper • Hardie Grant Books


Margaret Fulton Favourites
The Much-Loved, Essential Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking
Margaret Fulton
From a well-known and much-loved cooking writer comes this collection of essential recipes
Containing recipes you will love to cook over and over again from the woman who taught
Australia to cook, this is a brilliant cookbook that belongs in every kitchen. The recipes
are triple-tested to ensure a complete success every time and are easy to follow, making them ideal for beginning cooks. Recipes include classics such as French Onion Soup,
Risotto Alla Milanese, and Beef Stroganoff, alongside modern dishes such as Wonton
Soup, Salt and Pepper Calamari, and Tandoori Chicken. There are also plenty of delicious sweet recipes such as Pavlova, Sticky Date Pudding, and Pears in Red Wine. Recipes
also include variations as well as plenty of hints and tips. There are introductions for
each recipe, where Margaret vividly recalls the people, events, and travel that have influenced her cooking. Includes conversion chart.
Margaret Fulton is the author of Margaret Fulton Christmas, Margaret Fulton’s Cookbook,
and The Margaret Fulton Kitchen.

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76 Color Photos
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Cook’s Delights
An Anthology of Food Fantasy and Indulgence
Edited by Helen Saberi and Madeline Swan
Foreword by Tom Jaine
A fascinating and quirky anthology of the literature and art of gastronomy, illustrated
with rare prints and engravings
Selected from the literature of different periods and countries, this book is a celebration
of culinary delicacies, fantastic feasts, and gluttonous gourmets. The pieces have been chosen from the writings of such authors as Charles Dickens, Edward Lear, Evelyn Waugh, S.
J. Perelman, Mark Twain, Colette, E. M. Forster, de Maupassant, Tolstoy, and Proust, and
there are items by Brillat-Savarin, George Sainsbury, and other famous epicures on special aspects of gastronomy. The text is peppered with classic favorite recipes and culinary
adventures, such as Raymond Blanc’s childhood hunts for wild asparagus or the roasting
of the first suckling pig in history. The book is beautfully illustrated with a selection of
prints, engravings, and line drawings from historical manuscripts; facsimiles of rare and
out-of-print cookbooks, and unseen prints from private collections. This treasure of the
best writing on food is sure to warm the cockles of every cook’s heart.
Helen Saberi is one of the founders of the Oxford Symposium for Food. She was an assistant editor on The Oxford Companion to Food and is the author of several books, including Afghan Food & Cookery. Madeline Swan is the author of A Curious History of
Cats. Tom Jaine is the former editor of the Good Food Guide and the author of Baking
Bread at Home and Building a Wood-Fired Oven for Bread and Pizza.
Cooking/Literary Collections • 224 pp • 5 x 8
42 Color Illustrations • 28 B/W Illustrations
9781906251390 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth • Max Press


Buon Ricordo
How to Make Your Home a Great Restaurant
Armando Percuoco and David Dale
A sumptuous and mouthwatering collection of easy-to-cook
Italian recipes designed for everyday living, as well as a selection of dinner party spectaculars

2010 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards:
Best Hard Cover Recipe Book
Here, Armando Percuoco removes the mystique from restaurant
food, to make cooks feel as comfortable in their own kitchens
as he feels in the kitchen of Buon Ricordo. He demonstrates how
to cook great Italian food in many different ways, and how different techniques can bring out different qualities in them. Recipes
include dishes such as Quattro Piccole Paste (Four Little Pastas),
Grigliata Mista di Mare (Seafood Barbecue), Fichi Biondi (Baked
Figs with Gorgonzola Sauce), Orata in Crosta di Pane (Whole
Snapper in Pizza Dough), and Pesche Ripiene (Poached Peaches).
A big, bold, and beautiful volume, this gorgeous cookbook emphasizes freshness, simplicity, generosity, imagination. Includes
dual measurements.
Armando Percuoco’s restaurant, Buon Ricordo, has received multiple awards as Australia’s top Italian restaurant. He is the coauthor with David Dale of The Secrets of Pulcinella and La Cucina
Cooking • 240 pp • 9.5 x 11 • 96 Color Photos
New in Paper: 9781742374871 • November
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Lucio’s Ligurian Kitchen
The Pleasures of the Italian Riviera
Lucio Galletto and David Dale
Photographs by Paul Green
A beautifully photographed book featuring delicious recipes from the Ligurian
region of northwest Italy, the birthplace of ravioli and pesto

Winner of the Gourmand Award for Best Italian Cuisine Book and
the Cordon d’Or Cuisine Award for Best Illustrated Culinary Book
Lucio Galletto grew up on Italy’s sunny northwest coastline, working in his family’s seafood restaurant, and this book documents his return to his homeland to
investigate the exciting evolution of the region’s cooking during his 25-year absence. He found a new breed of chefs, farmers, and fishermen adapting traditions
to the environmental concerns of the 21st century. Still using the wonderful array
of local herbs, vegetables, and seafood, they apply a lighter touch and a more adventurous spirit. Stunningly photographed, this book presents the fruits of his travels—180 delicious recipes that respect the experience of the past and anticipate
the demands of the future; dishes that are fun to cook, beautiful to look at, and
a pleasure to share. Includes dual measurements.
Lucio Galletto grew up in Liguria and now runs Lucio’s, one of Australia’s most
acclaimed restaurants. He is the author of The Art of Food at Lucio’s and Soffritto. David Dale is the author of The 100 Things Everyone Needs to Know about
Italy and An Australian in America. Paul Green is the photographer for The Art of Food
at Lucio’s and Soffritto.

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9781742374864 • October • $34.95 (Can $38.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Manna from Heaven
Cooking for the People You Love
Rachel Grisewood
A lavishly illustrated, absolutely delicious collection of recipes, both sweet and savory, from an award-winning bakery—from Fish Soup with Saffron and Garlicky
Sauce, to Chocolate Sour Cherry Brownies, and Honey and Olive Oil Cake with
With more than 150 recipes, including the secrets of Rachel’s most treasured cakes,
sweet treats, and savory delights, this is a cookbook to use and enjoy again and again.
Discover her fabulous Lemon Polenta Cake, decadently rich Chocolate and Hazelnut
Praline Cake, buttery Raspberry Brioches with Honey, Taleggio and Walnut Tarts, and
much, much more. Not only full of luscious desserts, the collection also contains such
savory treats as Blini with Smoked Trout and Horseradish Cream, Fresh Fig with Buffalo Mozzarella and Parma Ham, and Warm Goat’s Cheese Salad with Blueberry Dressing. More than just a cookbook, this richly colorful book is a sweet story about cooking
and cakes, warmth and family, nurturing and life, messiness and love. Includes dual
Rachel Grisewood is the founder and master baker of Manna from Heaven, the purveyor of fine handmade cakes, biscuits, and pastries, sold throughout Australia.
Cooking • 304 pp • 8 x 10 • 62 Color Photos • 74 Color Illustrations • Allen & Unwin
New in Paper: 9781742374970 • October • $34.95 (Can $38.95)
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The Frugal Cook
Fiona Beckett
With more than 150 frugal recipes and advice on how to save, how to stretch,
how to spot a good bargain, and when to buy, this is an indispensable guide
to thrifty eating
“Beckett is a whiz at using leftovers and humble ingredients.”
The lost art of thrift is rediscovered in this cookbook through a wealth of
fantastic recipes, from budget breakfasts—Spring Vegetable Frittata or
French Toast with Polish Cherries—to easy midweek suppers, such as Thai
Beef Salad or Linguine with Stilton and Onion. In a time where about a
third of all the food purchased is thrown out, this book is ideal for anyone who is eager to cut out waste and make the most of everything they
buy. With a full glossary of ingredients and ideas for how to use them up,
as well as a myriad of thrifty tips that promise to transform even the most
sorry leftover into an inventive and tasty meal, this is a kitchen manual
that no home can afford to be without. Includes conversion chart.
Fiona Beckett’s other books include Cooking with Wine, Fiona Beckett’s
Cheese Course, How to Match Food and Wine, and Wine Uncorked.
Cooking • 240 pp • 6 x 8.5 • 120 Color Photos
9781906650537 (Replaces 9781904573852) • September
$14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Absolute Press


How to Cure a Hangover
Andrew Irving
Get relief from last night’s excesses with this collection of the very best hangover cures
from the world’s most celebrated bartenders
All manner of weird and wonderful remedies have been developed to soothe the effects
of a hangover, from eating a plate of owl’s eggs to rubbing the rind of a lemon into the
armpit. Fortunately for today’s drinkers, this compilation features popular and effective modern fixes taken from leading bartenders that use much more palatable ingredients. More than 40 “hair of the dog” mixtures, such as Banana Cow and Suffering
Bastard, are offered along with 45 recipes for nonalcoholic juices and smoothies. Information and guidance on the effects of alcohol on health is also provided, with sections covering the effects of drinking on the liver, the relationships of drinking with heart
disease and weight gain, and the long-term consequences of overdoing it. Hand-tinted
stills from the golden age of Hollywood show film stars in a range of compromising
states and add a tonic of whimsy to this tasty blend of humor and sound advice.
Andrew Irving is a practicing doctor who has made a special study of the effects of alcohol on health and is a supporter of the concept that alcohol in moderation is beneficial to health.
Cooking • 256 pp • 4.5 x 6.5 • 32 Color Photos • 48 B/W Photos
9781906251475 (Replaces 9781904435907) • December • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth
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Whisky Classified
10th Edition
David Wishart
Cutting through the confusing jargon often used to describe single malts, this book,
now fully updated, replaces it with an objective and easily applied guide to taste using
a new flavor profile
“This tabulated data provides the connoisseur with guidance in selecting a whisky
by comparing a favorite’s profile with the profile of an unknown. Each distillery’s
product also gets an entry covering its history and a longer, more vivid prose
description of the whisky’s flavor merits.” —Booklist
Rigorously researched with the cooperation of the whisky industry, this classification of
single malt whiskies by flavor has been totally revised and updated to include all the newest
single malts from the UK and Ireland. The author has identified 12 dimensions to the aroma
and taste of a single malt whisky: body, sweetness, smoky, medicinal, tobacco, honey, spicy,
winey, nutty, malty, fruity, and floral. For this edition, the author has also updated the taste
profiles for each selected malt and reviewed previous entries to ensure that this book remains the definitive guide to tasting malt whisky. Each entry includes a short description
of the distillery, information for visitors, the author’s own tasting notes, and his flavor
profiles according to this innovative classification. The history of whisky-making and production methods are clearly explained, as is how to organize a whisky tasting.
David Wishart is a statistician who has published the technical aspects of this book in international journals and presented it at scientific conferences, seminars, and whisky festivals.
Cooking/Reference • 272 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 200 Color Photos
9781862059139 (Replaces 9781862057166) • February • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth


The Book of Beer Knowledge
Essential Wisdom for the Discerning Drinker
Second edition
Jeff Evans
A treasure trove of facts, lists, records, anecdotes, and seriously useful tidbits for beer amateurs and aficionados
A unique collection of entertaining trivia and essential wisdom, this all-inclusive guide details everything from the “celebrity landlords” of bars featured in television shows to the harsh
facts behind the biggest international breweries. Find out about famous literary watering holes,
award-winning British pubs, who’s who in the Cheers TV bar, and the essential qualities of
real ale. With more than 200 entries allowing readers to enjoy the world of the brewski from
their armchairs, this is the perfect gift for beer lovers everywhere.
Jeff Evans was the editor of the annual Good Beer Guide . He is the author of A Beer a Day
and Good Bottled Beer Guide.
Cooking • 160 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 20 Line Drawings
9781852492922 (Replaces 9781852491987) • December • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth

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A Beer a Day

Good Bottled Beer Guide

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CAMRA’s Complete Home Brewing
Third edition
Graham Wheeler
Featuring detailed chapters on ingredients, equipment, brewing techniques, and creating your very own recipes, this is the essential guidebook for anyone attempting to brew
their own beer at home
A completely up-to-date look at home brewing, this guide offers invaluable advice to novice
homebrewers looking to advance in their hobby, as well as to experienced homebrewers
wanting to perfect their already finely honed skills. Complete with step-by-step instructions, detailed chapters on subjects like hops and yeast, a color section illustrating equipment setup, and more than 90 recipes to try, it is
inarguably an indispensable tool for those wanting to pursue this fascinating hobby on their own.
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Graham Wheeler is the author of Brew Classic European
Beer at Home, Brew Your Own British Real Ale, and
Home Brewing.
Cooking • 400 pp • 5 x 8.5
20 Color Photos • 20 Line Drawings
9781852492847 • December
$23.95 (Can $26.95) Paper • CAMRA Books

Brew Your Own British Real Ale
$24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper


The Future Makers
Australian Wines for the 21st Century
Max Allen
A groundbreaking new work set to redefine the wine landscape for the new century through a celebration of the diversity, complexity, and unmistakable flavor
of Australia’s wines
As global warming and continued drought threaten the state of the Australian wine
industry, many winemakers are beginning to think long-term, and in doing so are
starting to better understand the unique relationship they have with their vine-growing land. This insightful guide travels around the country and introduces both the
areas and the people shaping Australia’s wine future. Regional chapters feature indepth profiles of top winemakers—those who are upholding valuable traditions, those
who are setting the standard for varietal wine quality, and those who are at the cutting edge of innovation—plus tasting notes for all of their best wines. Also included
are detailed explanations of why a region’s wines taste the way they do: a portrait
of soils, climate, grape varieties, and cultural influences that contribute to the singular qualities of Australia’s diverse wine styles.
Max Allen is the wine columnist for G magazine—Australia’s first green lifestyle
magazine—as well as The Weekend Australian magazine, wine editor for Australian
Gourmet Traveller magazine, and a regular contributor to numerous magazines internationally. He is the author of Crush:
The New Australian Wine Book; New World of Wine; Red and White: Wine Made Simple; and Sniff, Swirl, and Slurp.
Cooking/Reference • 448 pp • 7.5 x 9.5
9781740666619 • September • $49.95 (Can $54.95) Cloth • Hardie Grant Books

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2012 Edition
James Halliday
From renowned expert James Halliday, the most authoritative and entertaining guide
to Australian wines and wineries, now completely updated
The ultimate, bestselling guide to wineries and wine in Australia, this new edition has
been completely revised to bring up-to-date information to winemakers, faithful collectors, and wine lovers alike. More than 8,000 wines were tasted for this edition, and tasting notes are offered alongside vintage-specific ratings and advice on optimal drinking,
as well as each wine’s closure, alcohol content, and price. More than 100 new wineries
are addressed, and important details on all wineries are provided, including brief histories, opening times, contact details, vineyard sizes, and web addresses. A full-color map
of the country’s wine regions and a regional index that details available restaurants, accommodations, music events, and sales complete this indispensable reference for all enthusiasts of Australian wine.
James Halliday is a wine critic who regularly contributes to Epicurean and Gourmet magazines. He is the founder of Coldstream Hills and Brokenwood wineries and is the author of several books, including James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia.
Cooking/Reference • 768 pp • 6 x 9.5
9781742700342 (Replaces 9781740668958) • December • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper
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Good Beer Guide 2012
The Complete Guide to the UK’s Best Pubs
39th edition
Edited by Roger Protz
Now in its 39th year, this guide is fully revised and updated with details of more than 4,500
locations across the UK serving the best real ale—from country inns to urban-style bars
and backstreet boozers
“The definitive rundown of the best places in the UK to get a pint of real ale, from cosy
country inns to upmarket style bars.” —Time Out Magazine
“Indispensible.” —Independent

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More than just a pub guide, this is a complete book for beer lovers. Completely independent,
with no entry fees for listings, it is revised and updated yearly by CAMRA’s 110,000 members. Along with pub reviews and information, the guide has a unique Breweries Section which
lists over 600 breweries—micro, regional, and national—that produce real ale in the UK, and
the beers they brew. Pub entries give details of the beers served, food, pub history, architecture, transportation links, beer gardens, accommodation, disabled access, and facilities for
families. Tasting notes for the beers, compiled by CAMRA-trained tasting teams, are also included. A full-color, 36-page features section at the front contains informative and interesting articles relating to beer, pubs, and brewing.
Roger Protz is a journalist, broadcaster, campaigner, and the author of more than 15 books
about beer and brewing, including 300 Beers to Try Before You Die. Twice a winner of the
Glenfiddich Drink Writer of the Year Award, he also won a Lifetime Achievement Award from
the British Guild of Beer Writers.
Travel/Cooking • 888 pp • 5.5 x 9 • 32 Color Photos • 12 B/W Photos
9781852492861 (Replaces 9781852492724) • December • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper

300 Beers to Try
Before You Die!
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The CAMRA Guide to London’s Best Beer, Pubs & Bars
Des de Moor
The essential guide to beer drinking in London, packed with detailed maps and easy-touse listings to help beer lovers find the best places to enjoy a perfect pint while visiting
the city
Laid out by area, this indispensable guide includes a comprehensive listing of pubs serving
the best British and international beers, wherever you happen to be in the UK’s capital city.
Features tell more about London’s rich history of brewing and the city’s vibrant modern brewing scene where well-known brands rub shoulders with tiny micro-breweries. The venue listings include a variety of real ale pubs, bars, and other outlets with detailed information on
opening hours, local landmarks, and public transport links to make planning any excursion
quick and easy. Tasting notes are provided for key beers available in the area—both domestic
brands and foreign favorites—and there are indexes to search for pubs close to museums,
attractions, Underground stations, and 2012 Olympic venues.
Des de Moor is a well-known beer writer and a native Londoner. He was a contributor to
1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die and writes for Beers of the World, Fullers First
Draught, and Walk magazines.
Travel/Reference • 196 pp • 5 x 8.5 • 350 Color Photos
9781852492854 • October • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • CAMRA Books


Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection:
South-East Asia
Sophie Davies
The undercover cool hunters return with a tastefully tropical selection of Southeast Asia’s most stylish, seductive retreats
“The ultimate hotel guide for lovers.” —Wallpaper
“The jet-set has a new bible.” —Elle
“A boutique benchmark.” —Luxury Travel Magazine

Hotel locations include Bangkok, Bukit Pensinsula, Cebu
and Mactan Island, Chiang Mai Hanoi, Hoi An, Hua Hin,
Kep, Khao Yai, Koh Samui Langkawi, Luang Prabang, Nha
Trang, Phang Nga, Phuket Siem Reap, Seminyak and
Tabanan, Singapore, and Ubud
With 34 behind-the-scenes tours covering boutique bolt-holes in
buzzing Bangkok, luxurious palaces in Luang Prabang, hip heritage hotels in Hanoi and Hoi An, and downright sexy beach retreats from Koh
Samui to Uluwatu, this is the ultimate Asian hotel collection for the
style-conscious globe-trotter. As always, the Smiths’ picks showcase that
signature blend of faultless design, indulgent but unstuffy atmosphere,
and can’t-do-enough-for-you service. With inspiring photography and
detailed destination information, this great getaways guide offers an
evocative mix of insider secrets and engaging storytelling. Each handpicked property is visited anonymously by respected reviewers from an
international talent pool of fashion, design, media, and the arts—resulting in the need-to-know lowdown on every essential detail, from the best beaches to the most romantic rooms. Inside, there’s an exclusive membership card granting life-enhancing extras at each hotel featured (as well as the 700+
worldwide stays in Mr & Mrs Smith’s online collection).
Travel • 334 pp • 8 x 9.5 • 300 Color Photos
9780956534705 • September • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper • SPY Publishing

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Hidden City
The Secret Alleys, Courts & Yards of London’s Square Mile
David Long
Foreword by Michael Bear, Lord Mayor of London
An insider’s guide to the hidden nooks and crannies of London, and the fascinating stories behind them, with a foreword by the Lord Mayor of London
The real London is often to be found not in its more famous streets and squares but
in the small and obscure places which so many visitors miss. David Long uncovers these
forgotten locations and brings to life their fascinating history. The streetscape of London’s historic square mile has been evolving for centuries, but the city’s busy commercial
heart still boasts an extensive network of narrow passages and alleyways, secret squares
and half-hidden courtyards. Most are ancient survivors dating back to medieval times
or earlier, their colorful and evocative names recalling old taverns, trades, and city traditions. Hidden behind the glass, steel, and stone of the banks and big business, these
little corners continue to bear witness to nearly 2,000 years of British history.
David Long is a writer and journalist who has regularly appeared in the Times and
the London Evening Standard. He has written a number of books on London, including
Little Book of London and Spectacular Vernacular. Michael Bear, Lord Mayor of London is the 683rd Lord Mayor of the city of London, whose one-year term began on
November 12, 2010.
Travel/History • 240 pp • 7.5 x 10.5 • 190 B/W Photos
9780752457741 • September • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth
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London Architecture
Second edition
Marianne Butler
Foreword by Maxwell Hutchinson
A revised and expanded, authoritative guide taking the reader through almost
2,000 years of architectural achievement
From the remains of the Roman amphitheater to the soaring glass structures of
the 21st-century city, London offers a unique architectural experience. Each chapter in this guide contains readily accessible examples of buildings of every period and sets them in their historical contexts. It includes nine fully described
walks and easy-to-follow maps to accompany a saunter through the fascinating
story of the city’s architecture. Also featured are some of the many shops, bars,
and restaurants of architectural interest, making this an essential resource for
both Londoners and visitors alike.
Marianne Butler is a freelance researcher, writer, tour guide, and lecturer. She divides her time between the Scottish Borders and London. Maxwell Hutchinson
is the former president of the Royal Institute of British Architects. His London
buildings include Pink Floyd’s Britannia Row recording studios.
Travel/Architecture • 392 pp • 6 x 6 • 200 Color Photos
15 Color Illustrations • 14 Maps • 9781902910383 (Replaces 9781902910185)
December • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Metro Publications


London’s City Churches
Stephen Millar
From the earliest medieval remains to the handful of churches rebuilt after 1945, this
pocket guide includes some of London’s finest architecture
The sanctity of the church has prevented London’s churches from being redeveloped or
altered in any significant way, and so they remain historical islands while the environment around them has changed beyond recognition. This guide is packed with information
about the history and architecture of these fascinating churches. For those wanting to
walk in the footsteps of Wren, Pepys, and Shakespeare there are details of opening times,
events such as concerts, and three church walks to follow.
Stephen Millar is the author of London’s Hidden Walks. He has written and provided
photographs for a number of magazines and books including the Independent on
Travel/Architecture • 224 pp • 4 x 6 • 100 B/W Photos • 4 Color Illustrations • 4 Maps
9781902910413 (Replaces 9781902910246) • December • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper
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London’s Parks and Gardens
Nana Ocran
Where in London can one walk among dinosaurs, see pink flamingos on a roof garden,
or cycle past deer whose ancestors were hunted by Charles I?
London’s green spaces are the envy of cities the world over, providing lush areas of rest, relaxation, and recreation amid the urban sprawl. This authoritative guide contains detailed
reviews of London’s park and gardens, and offers fascinating accounts of their history as
well as practical information about opening times, sports facilities, and the chances of finding a good coffee. The city’s parks include the vast expanse of Hyde Park in the center of
the city as well as characterful local spaces like Springfield Park in Hackney.
Nana Ocran is a freelance arts and lifestyle journalist who writes for the Time Out Group
and has written for the London Evening Standard.
Travel/Gardening • 224 pp • 4 x 6 • 70 B/W Photos • 16 Color Illustrations • 16 Maps
9781902910376 (Replaces 9781902910192) • September • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper
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London’s Monuments
Second edition
Andrew Kershman
From Queen Boudicca’s fight against the Romans to Nelson Mandela’s struggle against
apartheid, readers can walk among the statuary of the capital and bring history to life
London has more than 300 monuments which are easily unnoticed but have fascinating tales
to tell, and with detailed maps and stunning photos, this handbook is a great way to uncover the many tales surrounding them. Where else can visitors find a monument to an emasculated lion made from a mysterious ceramic or the figure of an 18th-century radical thinker
who was hounded from his home by an angry mob? The monument to Quintin Hogg commemorates one of the country’s great philanthropists who dedicated much of his life to teaching street children and was nearly murdered several times for his efforts. The less worthy
figure of George IV has a much grander monument—which is not surprising as he paid for
the monument himself using public funds. The good, the bad, the courageous, and the cowardly all have a permanent place on the streets of London.
Andrew Kershman is the author of Bargain Hunters’ London and The London Market Guide.
Travel/History • 392 pp • 4 x 6 • 350 B/W Photos • 18 Color Illustrations • 18 Maps
9781902910437 (Replaces 9781902910253) • December • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper
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London’s Cemeteries
Darren Beach
Where can a London visitor find a dog guarding his master’s grave for eternity, an Arabian tent of stone commemorating a great explorer, or the cemetery that inspired Bram
Stoker’s Dracula?
Giving visitors all the information needed to explore more than 80 cemeteries, this pocket
guide features detailed reviews for each cemetery complete with a who’s who of famous
permanent residents, opening times, and travel information. London’s cemeteries are places
of peace and tranquility, but they are also a fascinating barometer of the city’s social history. Intriguing stories of courage, personal triumph, and domestic tragedy lie behind the
gravestones and mausolea, many of which are masterpieces of commemorative art. Today
London’s cemeteries are also valued as a habitat for flora and fauna and are great destinations for wildlife lovers.
Darren Beach divides his time between London and Tokyo, and writes for magazines and
websites in both cities. He is a former broadcast journalist at BBC Sport and ITV-F1.
Travel/History • 256 pp • 4 x 6 • 80 B/W Photos • 10 Color Illustrations • 10 Maps
9781902910406 (Replaces 9781902910239) • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper
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London’s Houses
Vicky Wilson
An invitation and guidebook to the best homes in London, from Ben Franklin’s to
Sherlock Holmes’
“The book, like an attic, is full of oddities, but also of history, architectural detail,
gossip and facts. Vicky Wilson writes knowledgably about the bricks and mortar—
but also vividly about the people who lived in these houses over the ages.” —Times
London has an amazing range of houses regularly open to the public, and this book covers them all. Architects from Robert Adam to Ernö Goldfinger are represented. In social
terms, the spectrum runs from the destitute who filled the workhouse now known as Vestry
House in Walthamstow, to aristocrats and royalty busily building and coupling in Kensington and Twickenham. With architectural details, social history, biographies, and practical information, this book provides everything visitors need to plan a trip back through
the centuries.
Vicky Wilson is the coauthor of Kids London and has been a regular reviewer for Sight
& Sound magazine.
Travel/Architecture • 384 pp • 4 x 6 • 150 B/W Photos • 1 Color Illustration • 1 Map
9781902910369 • October • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Metro Publications


England’s Lost Houses
From the Archives of Country Life
Giles Worsley
A moving testimony to the destroyed houses of the past century,
and an exploration of the forces behind the loss of these architectural glories
Of all the photographs in the Country Life archive, none are more
poignant than the images of houses that have been lost through demolition or fire. From Uffington House, Lincolnshire, a fine Restoration house burned in 1904, to the Rococo magnificence of Nuthall
temple, Nottinghamshire, its site now buried under the M1 motorway, this book explores one of the saddest chapters in English 20thcentury history. Giles Worsley’s incisive text makes this more than
just an elegy—by studying the circumstances behind 100 houses that
are gone, he is able to explain why such a large number were destroyed in the last century. He discusses how many houses were lost
as great landowners, responding to economic and political changes,
sold off secondary estates and demolished palatial houses of the 19th
century. He also examines how chance played its part, with fire emerging as one of the chief causes of destruction.
Giles Worsley (1961–2006) was the architecture correspondent of
the Daily Telegraph, an architectural editor of Country Life, and the
editor of Perspectives on Architecture. He is the author of The British
Stable and Inigo Jones and the European Classicist Tradition.
History/Architecture • 192 pp • 10 x 12 • 200 B/W Photos
9781845136147 (Replaces 9781854108203) • November
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Gardens of the National Trust
Stephen Lacey
A substantially revised edition to showcase superb new photography
and to introduce newly acquired properties, along with fascinating
practical gardening guides from the Trust’s expert head gardeners
Britain’s National Trust has the finest collection of gardens ever assembled under one ownership—the greatest in number, diversity, historic importance, and quality. Together, they form the world’s most
important collection of cultivated plants, distinguished by their
beauty, rarity, historical interest, and scientific value. Historically and
horticulturally, a vivid picture of the gardens is painted, with all the
major periods represented—from a knot garden from a 1640 design
to Victorian Gardens and the famous plantsmen’s gardens of the last
century. Both a practical guide and a rich source of inspiration, the
book includes horticultural details, a complete plant list, and a section on the many other Trust gardens to visit. Throughout, splendid
color images by the country’s leading photographers bring to life the
beauty of each garden.
Stephen Lacey is a garden writer, a lecturer, a broadcaster, and a longstanding columnist and feature writer for the Daily Telegraph. He contributes to many other publications including Horticulture Magazine,
House and Garden, and the RHS Journal. His books include Real Gardening, Scent in Your Garden, and The Startling Jungle.
Gardening • 416 pp • 9.5 x 10 • 350 Color Photos
9781907892097 (Replaces 9781905400003) • November
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Shit London
Snapshots of a City on the Edge
Patrick Dalton
A warts-and-all tour of the real London and the comic potential
on every street corner
England’s capital of culture, finance, fashion, and forward thinking,
London is a city where the ancient meets the modern, the chic, and,
well, the shit. This book explores the world of ill-conceived community art, poorly named shops, cheeky graffiti, bad translations, comical signs, and the unintentionally funny scenes that surround
Londoners everyday. Despite the best efforts to smarten up the city
before the 2012 Olympics, local pockets of immeasurable crumminess
still abound in neighborhoods and boroughs. Hidden behind the architectural delights, history, and bright lights exists a world that proves
London is a world-class provider of bad taste and all-round awfulness. Revel in the rubbish that surrounds all Londoners—it may make
you feel better about where you live.
Patrick Dalton is a radio producer who worked for many years at the
BBC and now freelances. He has lived in London his entire life.
Humor/Travel • 112 pp • 7.5 x 6 • 125 Color Photos
9781907554346 • October • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Cloth • Portico



Xenophobe’s Guide to the Finns
Tarja Moles
Forewarned is forearmed—an irreverent look at the beliefs and foibles of
nations, almost guaranteed to cure xenophobia.
This guide to understanding the Finns explores their national characteristics
with humor and style.
Tarja Moles was born in Imatra, Eastern Finland, and is a former career advisor, English teacher, youth leader, and conference host. She now works as
a freelance writer and researcher.
Humor/Travel • 96 pp • 5 x 7 • 4 Maps
9781906042318 • December • $7.95 (Can $8.95) Paper • Oval Books

Table of Contents:
Nationalism and Identity

Sense of Humor



Attitudes and Values


Happy Families


Manners and Behavior


Leisure and Pleasure

Business and Commerce

Drinking and Eating


Custom and Tradition


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Xenophobe's Guide
to the Canadians

Xenophobe's Guide
to the Chinese

Xenophobe's Guide
to the Estonians





Xenophobe's Guide
to the Greeks

Xenophobe's Guide
to the Icelanders

Xenophobe's Guide
to the Japanese

Xenophobe's Guide
to the Spanish





The Backpacker’s Bible
Your Essential Guide to Round-the-World Travel
Suzanne King and Elaine Robertson
From planning the journey to packing the bags, from organizing money to keeping
in touch with home—truly the bible for hassle-free backpacking
“Indispensable—I wish this had been available when I did my first round-theworld trip.” —Lyn Hughes, editor, Wanderlust
“If you’re going to travel the world, start by reading this book . . . essential pre-departure reading.” —Jennifer Cox, author, Around the World in 80 Dates, and former Lonely Planet head of PR
The result of extensive research and firsthand experience, this guide is crammed full of
advice for the first-time traveler. It offers helpful tips on finding work abroad, obtaining travel insurance, being a responsible ecotraveler, and much more. It provides crucial information on personal safety and potential health risks, with newly revised and
updated chapters to cover the increased international safety measures and the growth
of internet-related travel assistance and social networking. The best guidebooks are recommended, together with a comprehensive selection of insightful travel reads. There’s
even an alphabetical guide to diplomatic contacts for each country, complete with details of typical regional climates.
Suzanne King is a freelance travel journalist and former editor of The Spirit of Canada,
the magazine of the Canadian Tourism Commission. Elaine Robertson is a freelance travel
Travel • 336 pp • 5 x 8
9781907554216 (Replaces 9781906032272) • February • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper

The Backpacker
John Harris
For fans of Alex Garland’s The Beach, a true story of out-of-control travel
“Lord of the Flies for the bored 20-something generation. Written in an accessible
and conversational style, it’s a book you’ll find hard to put down and a story you’ll
find equally hard to believe.” —Adventure Travel
“Leaving the blinding sand for the cool shade of the trees, I walked carefully through
the undergrowth to where Dave, using two twigs as chopsticks, was picking up a freshly
severed human finger . . .”
John’s trip to India starts badly when his girlfriend, with whom he is traveling, returns
home. Left to his own devices, he soon finds himself looking at the sharp end of a knife
in a train station cubicle. But his life is saved—and turned upside down—by Rick, an
enigmatic fellow traveler who persuades John to question his mundane plans for the future, risking it all for much, much more. Fast forward to the Thai island of Koh PhaNgan, where John, Rick, and their new friend Dave pose as millionaire aristocrats in a
hedonistic Eden of beautiful women, free drugs, and wild beach parties. However, when
they find themselves hotly pursued by the Thai Mafia, they embark on adrenaline-fueled journeys to Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, and Hong Kong, facing danger at every
turn. This is not travel writing for the faint of heart: this is an unbelievable true story
of the hunt for excess, at any cost.
John Harris has traveled for many years, including as a building instructor in Nigeria
through Voluntary Service Overseas.
Travel • 384 pp • 5 x 8
9781840247718 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Summersdale


Amore and Amaretti
A Tale Of Love and Food In Italy
Victoria Cosford
L’appetito vien mangiando! – Appetite comes while you are eating.
Vicky arrives in Tuscany to study the language and culture of Italy, but soon falls in
love with charismatic chef Gianfranco and starts to learn the art of Italian cooking in
his trattoria. On Sunday nights, after benches are stacked on tables, they explore the
countryside by car, passing glassy lakes and ancient hill towns. This colorful and intoxicating gastro-memoir takes readers behind the scenes of romantic restaurants and
bars in Tuscany, Umbria, Elba, and Perugia. Interspersed with recipes, humor, and heartbreak, it will leave you entranced and with a hankering for tagliatelle and truffles.
Victoria Cosford has had articles published in Gourmet Traveller and is now a journalist
for The Echo in Byron Bay, NSW, Australia, where she also teaches Italian cooking.
Travel/Cooking • 256 pp • 5 x 8
9781849530514 • October • (Can $15.95) Paper • Summersdale

From the Camargue to the Alps
A Walk Across France in Hannibal’s Footsteps
Bernard Levin
With passion and wit, Bernard Levin describes his travels on foot through the beautiful countryside of south-eastern France. He follows in the mighty footsteps of the
great Carthaginian enemy of Rome, Hannibal, who made the expedition with an army
and elephants nearly two millennia before. From the Camargue via the Rhône Valley,
across the Alps and into Italy during August snowstorms, he comments on the social
and historical importance of the landscapes he passes through, taking detours to the
table of chef Jacques Pic at Valence and the Arles region immortalised by Van Gogh.
The journey would not have been complete without enjoying the hospitality of the
Moussets – the fifth generation of their family to produce wine at Châteauneuf-duPape, before turning eastwards, to face the greater challenge of the Alps.
Bernard Levin (1928–2004), the ‘most famous journalist of his day’ ( The Times), made
this journey in the 1980s. He was awarded a CBE for services to journalism in 1990
and is the author of the best-selling titles Enthusiasms and Conducted Tours.
Travel/Autobiography • 256 pp • 5 x 8
9781840247428 • October • (Can $16.95) Paper • Summersdale


Live Fast Die Young
Misadventures in Rock & Roll America
Chris Price
One autumn, radio producers Chris and Joe drive across America, roof down, stereo
up, and discover the roots of the sounds they love. They sell their souls to the devil
on the same crossroads as Robert Johnson, buy booze from the same store as Jim Morrison, hang out with the spirit of Johnny Cash in his own front room and sit on a
jetty by an alligator infested lake to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to country-rock musician
Gram Parsons. But first they must learn the ukulele, grow moustaches, fail to get into
the Chateau Marmont, get very drunk with rising popstar Terra Naomi – and that’s
just day one. It’s a tale of friendship tested to the limit, noble myths, love lost and
found, perfect lyrics, good times…
Chris Price has been shaping the popular music landscape for his entire career, as director of music for MTV and prior to that as an award- winning producer at Radio
1. Joe Harland is also an award-winning radio producer, having previously been a film
critic and football commentator.
Travel/Autobiography • 320 pp • 5 x 8
9781849530491 • October (Can $15.95) Paper • Summersdale

A Year in the Scheisse
Getting to Know the Germans
Roger Boyes
Writing incisively, hilariously, and almost without prejudice, a British journalist describes the peculiarities of everyday life in Germany
“The three of us were the backbone of the British press corps. No cliché about Germany left the country without us having given it our seal of approval.”
Laugh-out-loud funny, this is the memorable story of an English journalist’s adventures—including his encounters with women—as he tries to get to grip with the Germans. Facing bankruptcy, Roger is advised by his accountant to make use of a legal
loophole: in Germany married couples have their tax bill halved. So the search is on
for a German bride. Meanwhile his father, a former bomber pilot and war hero, is also
in financial trouble and is threatening to move to Germany and sponge off his son.
The combination of financial, romantic, and parental crises sets in motion a hilarious
romp during which we readers more than they really wanted to about speed-dating,
nudist beaches, the British media obsession with Adolf Hitler, how to cheat at the Berlin
marathon, curry wurst, and stuffed cabbage.
Roger Boyes is an award-winning correspondent, having covered Western and Eastern Europe for the past 30 years. He currently writes for the Times and has written
for the Financial Times. He is the author of Meltdown Iceland and Seduced by Hitler.
Travel • 240 pp • 5 x 8
9781840246483 • October (Can $15.95) Paper • Summersdale


Snowball Oranges
One Mallorcan Winter
Peter Kerr
How a Scotsman and his family lived the dream, making their vacation home permanent—
and how the local neighbors helped them endure that “dream”
“This charming, cheerful book will appeal to anyone looking for a different take on
Spain and Majorca.” —Library Journal
When the Kerr family leaves Scotland to grow oranges in a secluded valley on the island of
Mallorca they are surprised to be greeted by the same freezing weather they left behind. They
realize that their new orange farm is a bit of a lemon. Laughter, finds Peter Kerr, is the best
medicine when faced with a local dish of rats and the live-chicken-down-a-chimney technique of household maintenance. But their Mallorcan neighbors help them adapt to their
new life in this hilarious and revealing memoir, full of life and color, set against the breathtaking beauty of the Mediterranean.
Peter Kerr is the author of a series of books set in Mallorca that have sold more than 180,000
copies and been translated into many languages. Mañana Mañana was short-listed for the
WHSmith Travel Book of the Year Awards.
Travel/Biography • 320 pp • 5 x 8 • 9 B/W Illustrations
9781849530255 • December • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Summersdale

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From Paella
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Chasing Dean
Surfing America’s Hurricane States
Tom Anderson
Exhilarating and funny, this memoir of a quest for the perfect wave includes a fascinating outsiders’ view of America, as well as an account of a rich friendship
“Surfing is finally getting the literary tradition it deserves. . . . Anderson’s sharp and
witty style, allied with a poignant exploration of the nature of friendship, takes his
second book into contemporary Kerouac territory.” —Times
Two childhood friends from small-town Wales meet in Miami for a summer road trip they’ve
always dreamed of—to chase the swell of a hurricane all the way up the East Coast in
search of once-in-a-lifetime surf. As they follow Hurricane Dean, they also embark on a
hilarious journey of self-discovery and a travel experience like no other. Mixing the humor
of Sideways with the extreme conditions of The Perfect Storm, this quirky travelogue is
destined to become a cult classic.
Tom Anderson is a successful competitive surfer who writes regularly for several surfing
magazines and is the author of the surfing travelogue Riding the Magic Carpet.
Travel/Sports • 352 pp • 5 x 8 • 1 Map
9781840247411 • October • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • Summersdale


Anna Nicholas is a freelance travel writer who writes for the Majorca Daily Bulletin; contributes to the in-flight
magazines of Air New Zealand, easyJet, and Virgin airlines; writes a regular blog for the Telegraph; and
has written for Financial Times, the Independent, London Evening Standard, and Tatler.
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Goats from a Small Island
Grabbing Mallorcan Life by the Horns
Witty, pithy, and brimming with memorable characters, Anna’s third book about working between two places is a delightful tribute to Mallorca’s rich and varied way
of life
Life is never simple for PR consultant Anna Nicholas as she attempts to cut loose her
ties with London for a rural existence in Mallorca with her family. Despite nearing her
dream to open a cattery, she is thrown off course by the abduction of her beloved toad,
a scorpion infestation, getting lost in the hills, and a growing fixation with ancient goats.
Meanwhile, in London she’s coping with loopy new clients—an amorous rock climber,
a Bulgarian transvestite couturier, and a couple of warring designers.
352 pp • 9781840247602 • November

Donkeys On My Doorstep
Hoofing It in the Mallorcan Hills
Brimming with humorous and lovable characters, this memoir, Nicholas’s fourth, is a
charming take on the simple and rewarding life of rural Mallorca
“Nicholas’ frenetic days spent in London . . . elevate the book from simple escapism to a much more complicated story about the difficulties of balancing a life
between two places . . . as intelligent as it is entertaining.” —Daily Telegraph
“Endearing, funny.” —Real Travel magazine
The dream is near completion. Anna is loosening the reins on her London PR company
to spend more time in Mallorca with her family, cattery, chickens, and goats, and insists
their menagerie will only be complete with not one donkey, but two. She attempts almond harvesting in the countryside amid summertime ant and wasp infestations, and attends a traditional wedding and the spectacular Sant Juan horse festival in Menorca.
Meanwhile, she befriends an elderly poet whose love letters to his fiancée during the Spanish Civil War waft into her field, unveiling a poignant story of bravery and sacrifice.
336 pp • 9781849530385 • February

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She Played Elvis
A Pilgrimage to Graceland
Shady Cosgrove
After many years in Australia, a young American sets out to rediscover her homeland
in this quirky, funny, quietly moving memoir of a cross-country pilgrimage to Graceland, traveling by Greyhound bus and busking Elvis songs along the way

Nominated for the Australian/Vogel Literary Award
When Shady Cosgrove, a young American immigrant to Australia, realizes that America
doesn’t necessarily feel like “home” anymore, she sets out with her Australian boyfriend
to rediscover her homeland. As part of the journey, the pair decide to make a pilgrimage
across America to get to Graceland for the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of Elvis
Presley’s death, with Shady busking and singing Elvis songs at cities and towns along the
way. As they travel across the U.S., memories of her past begin to surface, and Shady realizes that while she is coming to understand the meaning of “home,” she is also untangling the knotted threads of her difficult relationship with her estranged, erratic, unreliable,
and often violent father. A moving, witty, and original meditation on the idea of pilgrimage,
family, home, and loss, this classic road story details a journey of self-discovery set to an
Elvis soundtrack and told with a clear-eyed, intelligent, unforgettable, grace.
Shady Cosgrove teaches creative writing. Her work has appeared in Antipodes, Best Australian Stories 2006, Overland, and Southerly.
Memoir/Travel • 246 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9781741757248 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

Is That Thing Diesel?
One Man, One Bike and the First Lap Around Australia on Used Cooking Oil
Paul Carter
In the spirit of Ewan and Charlie’s Long Way Round, another hilarious, high-octane,
seat-of-the-pants adventure from the slightly crazy Paul Carter circumnavigating Australia on a biodiesel motorcycle
“Great two-fisted writing from the far side of hell.” —John Birmingham, author,
Weapons of Choice on Don’t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I Play Piano
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At 40 years old, a successful writer, husband, and father, no longer toiling on offshore drilling
rigs, was Paul Carter happily nestled in the cotton wool of suburban life enjoying the fruits
of his labor? Not likely. With his manic life left far behind and the perfect opportunity to
take it easy stretched before him what else would a middle-aged, bike-obsessed, man want?
Yes, that’s right, he’d want to be the first guy to ride around Australia on an underpowered experimental motorcycle that runs on used cooking oil, wouldn’t he? He embarks on
a rollicking, often unhinged, and downright dangerous quest that starts on an environmentally
friendly motorcycle built on a shoestring budget by students, and ends with a plan to break
the motorcycle land speed record for biofuel. Lovely irony—the ride is sponsored by oil
companies. Carter is back to his old balls-to-the-wall style of writing, so readers should
prepare to laugh out loud.
Paul Carter worked in the oil industry for 15 years, and is the author of Don’t Tell Mom
I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I’m a Piano Player in a Whorehouse and This Is Not
a Drill.
Memoir/Humor • 266 pp • 5 x 8 • 17 Color Photos • 1 B/W Photo • 1 Map
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In the Dolphin’s Wake
Cocktails, Calamities and Caiques in the Greek Islands
Harry Bucknall
An amusing and erudite account of Harry Bucknall’s 183-day journey
through the Greek islands from Venice, in the West, to Istanbul, in the East
In the summer of 2006, Harry Bucknall traveled from Venice to Istanbul—
a journey across the Aegean of more than 5,500 miles that included the glories of Mount Athos, 36 islands, and every island chain in the Greek
Archipelago. It also involved 57 sea passages on 35 ferries, four landing craft,
three hydrofoils, a fishing caique, a sea plane, 11 buses, two trains, an opentop Land Rover, and a duck egg blue 1961 Morris Oxford. Recounted with
humor, pathos, and at times drama, this is not only a journey through the
Greek islands but also a journey through Greek history, mythology, custom,
and folklore—a Greek island companion loaded with adventure, mishap, and
laughter offering a contemporary image of Aegean life today.
Harry Bucknall is a theater producer, theater reviewer, and travel writer. He has
written for Country Life, the Irish Independent, the Spectator, the Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, and various other travel publications.
Travel/Humor • 240 pp • 5 x 8
9781903071342 • February • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper
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Hints to Lady Travellers
At Home and Abroad
The Royal Geographical Society
Combines archive material from a book of the same name, first published in 1889,
with anecdotes from well-known modern female travelers to offer a fascinating insight into the way that travel has changed for women over the last century
From reminders to take your own bath with you to tips on how to hail a cab, today’s
intrepid female explorer has much to learn from her 19th-century forebears. Brimming with practical advice and period detail, this travel compendium also includes
material from famous explorers such as Gertrude Bell, an archaeologist and mountaineer who drew the boundaries of the country that became Iraq, and Isabella Bird
Bishop, the first woman to be inducted into the Royal Geographical Society. Quirky,
engaging, and informative, it will appeal both to travelers themselves and to anyone
interested in the history of travel and exploration.
The Royal Geographical Society is the learned society and professional body for geography. Established in 1830, it advances geography and supports its practitioners.
Travel/History • 200 pp • 4 x 5.5
9781904027911 • October • $10.95 (Can $11.95) Cloth • Elliott & Thompson

Walking Back to Happiness
Christine Palmer
The inspirational story of one woman’s journey along the ancient and beautiful
Camino De Santiago, in search of some peace of mind, a fitter body, and a
great tan
As a 50-something woman whose children had flown the nest, Christine Palmer found
herself wanting to rediscover her lust for life and lose some of the pounds she’d gained.
With old gym shoes, a new diet, and a revitalized sense of adventure, Christine embarks on an “accidental pilgrimage,” walking 850kms from St Jean Pied de Port in
France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Over the course of her charmingly narrated journey, she reflects on diets, exercise, relationships, and life in general, while
hoping to fit back into a beautiful white Bellini top that had been languishing at the
back of her closet for longer than she cared to remember.
Christine Palmer is a former program creator for the BBC who now runs a bed and
breakfast and gallery with her husband in France.
Autobiography/Travel • 240 pp • 5 x 8
9781903070697 • December • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • Eye Books


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The Good Life
Up the Yukon Without a Paddle
Dorian Amos
Foreword by Ray Mears
The absolutely inspiring true tale of a young couple who gave up the “good life” in
England to start a new life in the wilderness of the Yukon
“A great read, full of escapism and gentle humour.” —Globe and Mail
Dorian Amos—a painter from Cornwall—and his wife decided that they were in need of
adventure, so they gave up their comfortable life and traveled to Yukon Territory in the
remote Canadian wilderness. Told by Dorian with warmth and humor, this is the compelling account of their adventures. Buying a piece of land in the forest just outside Dawson City, they revel in the stark beauty of the landscape and the liberation they feel from
the mundanity of their former home—crossing frozen rivers just
to buy food, hunting caribou, coming face to face with bears, and
building their own log cabin. The perfect tale for anyone feeling
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that there must be more to life, their story will convince readers
to stop putting their dreams on hold.
Dorian Amos is also the author of The Good Life Gets Better.
Ray Mears founded Woodlore, a school of wilderness bushcraft
and survival. He is the author of Bushcraft, The Outdoor Survival Guide, Ray Mears Goes Walkabout, and Ray Mears Vanishing World.
Memoir/Travel • 4 B/W Photos • 4 B/W Illustrations • 2 Maps
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The Good Life
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Baghdad Business School
The Challenges of a War Zone Start Up
Heyrick Bond Gunning
The realities of a business start-up in a war-torn Iraq—it’s not like this at Harvard
“Amusing and very brave.” —Forbes
“He vividly describes how it feels to be thrown in at the deep end.” —Economist
Heyrick was on the first civilian plane into Baghdad after the airport had been secured.
Armed with a camp bed, some baked beans, and a wallet full of greenbacks, his mission
was to establish a foothold for one of the world’s largest logistics businesses in one of
the world’s most inhospitable markets. This book charts the challenges, the characters,
the comedy, and the catastrophe of trying to do business in a war zone. It also provides
a unique perspective on the Iraq conflict; not of another journalist, soldier, or politician
but of a businessman with unusual balls.
Heyrick Bond Gunning is the managing director of Salamanca Risk Management, advising
companies that are looking to do business in difficult environments, particularly the Middle East. He previously consulted to DHL for a year in Iraq, flying into the country the
day the second Gulf War ended and setting up a business with annual revenues in excess
of $70 million. He served five years in the British Army, which included operational tours
in Northern Ireland and the Balkans.
Travel/Business • 1 Map
9781903070802 (Replaces 9781903070338) • February


Each: 5 x 7.5 • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • Eye Books

Discovery Road
Andy Brown and Tim Garratt
Foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes
The inspiring story of the first people to ride mountain bikes across the vast deserts
of Australia, the dangerous bushlands of Africa, and the mountains of South America
Fed up and disillusioned with corporate life, Andy persuaded Tim to leave his job and
cycle around the world—convinced there could be more to life. Their goal was to become
the first people to ride mountain bikes unsupported across the three southern continents
and, in doing so, to raise money for the charity Intermediate Technology. This is a fasttmoving tale of self-discovery, full of adventure, conflict, humor, danger, and a multitude
of colorful characters. Much more than a travelogue, it proves ordinary people can chase
great dreams.
Andy Brown is a former petroleum executive and Tim Garratt is a former teacher. They
are the cofounders of the charity Intermediate Technology. Sir Ranulph Fiennes is an explorer and the author of Beyond the Limits and Race to the Pole.
Travel/Autobiography • 352 pp • 11 B/W Illustrations • 1 Map
9781903070833 (Replaces 9780953057535) • March

Prickly Pears of Palestine
The People Behind the Politics
Hilda Reilly
An account providing a human face to the realities of life in Palestine
The Palestinian–Israeli conflict is one of the most widely reported and long standing struggles in the world, yet for many, misunderstanding is rife about its most basic issues. Hilda
Reilly volunteered to work at An-Najah University in Nablus in order to spend time among
many ordinary people, living under extraordinary circumstances. She lives among students, and relates the many conversations she has with a wide range of Palestinians about
their thoughts on Hamas and Fatah, Yasser Arafat, bin Laden and Hussein, Blair and Bush,
bringing readers an insight to the people behind the politics.
Hilda Reilly is the author of Seeking Sanctuary. She has had many different jobs, including
five years as the director of an educational charity in Khartoum.
Travel • 256 pp • 9781903070819 (Replaces 9781903070529) • January

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Riding the
Outlaw Trail


Touching Tibet

Triumph Around
the World

Zohra's Ladder

Mugabe and the White African
Ben Freeth
Foreword by Desmond Tutu
An intimate account of one family’s astonishing bravery in the face
of brutality, as well as perhaps the outside world’s only real glimpse
of what it is like to live inside the terror of Mugabe’s Zimbabwe
“Superb . . . Thought-provoking, distressing, shockingly tense,
and always very sad, it is surely one of the best documentaries
of the year.” —Time Out on the documentary
“Potent mix of suspense, pathos, and indignation.” —Variety
on the documentary
“Freeth lays bare a beautiful but lawless land fouled by fear. A
‘Clockwork Orange’ state where racism, greed and violence are
ultimately humbled by almost unimaginable courage. Richly described, bravely chronicled, and utterly compelling.” —Mike
Thompson, BBC Radio’s Foreign Affairs Correspondent
Ben Freeth has an extraordinary story to tell. Like that of many white
farmers, his family’s land was “reclaimed” by Mugabe’s government
for redistribution—but Ben’s family fought back. Appealing to international law, they instigated a suit against Mugabe’s government
in the SADC, the Southern African equivalent of NATO. The case was
deferred time and again while Mugabe’s men applied political pressure to have the case thrown out. But after Freeth and his parentsin-law were abducted and beaten within inches of death in 2008, the
SADC deemed any further delay to be an obstruction of justice. The
case was heard, and successful on all counts. But the story doesn’t end
there—in 2009, the family farm was burned to the ground. The fight
for justice in Zimbabwe is far from over; this book is for anyone who
wants to see into the heart of one of today’s hardest places, and how
human dignity flourishes even in the most adverse circumstances.
Ben Freeth is a British-born Zimbabwean farmer who successfully sued
Mugabe in an international court in 2008. His family's story was made
into a widely viewed documentary, Mugabe and the White African,
which won several international awards and was short-listed for an
Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature in 2010. Desmond
Tutu is a South African activist and Christian cleric who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. He has campaigned to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, homophobia, transphobia,
poverty, and racism, and is a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, the
Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, the Gandhi Peace Prize,
and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Autobiography/African Studies • 256 pp • 5 x 8
9780745955469 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Lion UK


Cry Havoc
Simon Mann
For the first time since he was released from five years’ incarceration in some of
Africa’s toughest prisons, making worldwide headlines, Simon Mann breaks his
silence to tell everything
Simon Mann’s remarkable firsthand account of his life reads like a thriller, taking readers into the world of mercenaries and spooks, of murky international politics, big oil
and big bucks, action, danger, love, despair, and betrayal. On March 7, 2004, former
SAS soldier and mercenary Simon Mann prepared to take off from Harare International Airport. His destination was Equatorial Guinea; his intention was to remove
one of the most brutal dictators in Africa in a privately organized coup d’etat. The
plot had the tacit approval of Western intelligence agencies and Mann had planned,
overseen, and won two wars in Angola and Sierra Leone. So why did it go so wrong?
Here he reveals the full involvement of Mark Thatcher in the coup d’etat, the endorsement of a former prime minister, and the financial involvement of two internationally famous members of the House of Lords. He also discusses how the British
government approached him in the months preceding the Iraq War, to suggest ways
in which a justified invasion of Iraq could be engineered. He also discusses the pain
of telling his wife Amanda, who gave birth to their fourth child while he was incarcerated, that he believed he would never be freed.
Simon Mann is a British mercenary and former British Army officer. He had been serving a 34-year prison sentence in Equatorial Guinea for his role in a failed coup d’état in 2004, before receiving a presidential pardon on humanitarian grounds in
November 2009.
Autobiography/Military • 288 pp • 6 x 9 • 16 Color Photos
9781843584032 • December • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • John Blake

A State of Fear
Reza Ghaffari
A prominent Iranian political prisoner tells his story from the time of his arrest
to his eventual escape a decade later
Dr. Reza Ghaffari was a professor at the University of Tehran until his 1981 arrest for suspicion of being a member of a banned socialist group. This account of
his experiences through 10 years of torture and as a witness to—and near victim
of—prison massacres offers unparalleled insight into the torturous treatment of
political prisoners who oppose the Iranian regime. Nothing written in English or
in Persian has so comprehensively and movingly portrayed prison conditions and
the strength of those suffering them—not merely a catalogue of atrocities, it is also
a tale of triumph for integrity and the human spirit in the face of the utmost degradation. In 1999 the Iranian authorities came looking for Dr. Ghaffari in London
and he was moved to a “safe house” by MI6 where he stayed for close to a year.
After 9/11, the terrorist threat level in the UK was raised and Dr. Ghaffari was allowed back to his family with greater surveillance on his house. The years of torture have taken their toll on his health but he has refused to be intimidated and is
as determined as ever that his story should be told. The fatwah imposed against
author Salman Rushdie for writing The Satanic Verses scared many publishers into
refusing to print this book, A State of Fear, in English.
Autobiography/Political Science • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5
9781843583967 • October • $27.95 (Can $30.95) Cloth • Metro Books


Martin Luther King
Richard Reddie
An intimate and comprehensive behind-the-scenes portrait of one of America’s
most famous civil rights activists, focusing on the socio-political developments
which led to his untimely death
“Accessible and sensitive.” —Kirkus Reviews on Abolition!
Martin Luther King Jr.’s public life lasted only 13 years—yet in that time, he changed
the United States’ attitude toward civil rights forever and is still an inspiration to
human rights movements today. He has become the epitome of courage, self-denial,
compassion, and reconciliation, and exemplifies the belief that moral pressure and
force of character can overcome great obstacles. But who was the real Martin Luther
King Jr.? This question and more are addressed in this lively, highly informative,
and thought-provoking reappraisal of the famous man, showing how King was not
a “moderate” but a radical individual whose ideas on peace, war, poverty, social justice, and equality were well ahead of his time. It demonstrates how in the mid-1960s,
King broadened his approach to include human rights issues as well as civil rights,
and how it was this socio-political development which most concerned his detractors and hastened his downfall.
Richard Reddie was project director for the Churches Together in England’s initiative to mark the bicentenary of the 1807 Abolition of the Slave Trade Act. He was
also education policy officer for Race on the Agenda, a social policy think-tank that
has been in existence for more than two decades and focuses on issues that affect
black, Asian, and minority ethnic communities. He is the author of Abolition!: The
Struggle to Abolish Slavery in the British Colonies.
Biography • 192 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9780745952826 • November • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • Lion UK

The Palestine Papers
The End of the Road?
Clayton E. Swisher
Introduction by Dr. Ghada Karmi
Documents from the classified papers leaked to Al-Jazeera in January give the
clearest account yet of what really goes on in Middle East peace talks, including
revealing off-the-record remarks made by Condoleezza Rice, Tony Blair, Mahmoud Abbas, and other key players
In January 2011, Al-Jazeera television published 1,600 pages of confidential papers
and memoranda from the last five years of peace negotiations between Israel and
the Palestinians. This book presents complete texts of a number of the most important
papers, along with an analysis that reveals a complex, tortuous, and so far unproductive Palestine-Israeli peace process, in a rare, unfiltered look at a current topic
as it unfolds. Issues discussed include the Israeli illegal settlements, the Hamas rockets, the Israeli Wall, the invasion of Gaza, the rights of Palestinian refugees, and the
move to define Israel as an exclusively Jewish state. For the first time it is possible
to compare public utterances, such as “the settlements must go” from Palestine and
“we want the Palestinians to have a viable state” from Israel and the U.S., with the
very different views expressed in confidential meetings and memoranda.
Clayton E. Swisher is the head of the Al-Jazeera Transparency Unit and the author
of The Truth About Camp David. Dr. Ghada Karmi is a Palestinian academic and
the author of In Search of Fatima.
History/Political Science • 320 pp • 6 x 9
9781843913535 • Available • $21.95 (Can $24.95) Paper • Hesperus Press


The Freedom Paradox
Towards a Post-secular Ethics
Clive Hamilton
A radical reconsideration of the meaning of freedom and morality in the modern
world, boldly arguing that the Western pursuit of personal freedom is the underlying cause of rising depression and consumerism
“An interesting, open-minded reflection mercifully free from fashionable opinion, dogma or ideology.” —Australian Literary Review
“Right on target and badly needed.” —Noam Chomsky on Growth Fetish
The past two centuries delivered individual and political freedoms that promised unprecedented opportunities for personal fulfillment, yet citizens of affluent countries
are encouraged to pursue lives of consumerism, endless choice, and the pleasures of
the body. Clive Hamilton argues here that the paradox of modern consumer life is
that people are deprived of inner freedom by the very pursuit of their own desires.
He turns to metaphysics to find a source of transformation that lies beyond the cultural, political, and social philosophies that form the bedrock of contemporary Western thought. His search takes him to an unexpected conclusion: that we cannot be
truly free unless we commit ourselves to a moral life. The implications of this conclusion are profound, and they challenge many deeply held beliefs in modern secular
society. This bold and important work goes to the heart of what it means to be human.
Clive Hamilton is the author of Affluenza, Growth Fetish, and Requiem
for a Species.
Philosophy • 256 pp • 5 x 8
9781742375786 • September • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

The Sociological Quest
An Introduction to the Study of Social Life
Fifth edition
Evan Willis
Now fully revised and updated with new examples, this lively introductory essay
on the discipline of sociology outlines some of the important components of a
sociological way of understanding the world
What is sociology? How do you “do” sociology? These questions can be difficult
for newcomers to grasp, and this short introduction takes the reader on a quest
toward a sociological understanding of the world. Using contemporary examples,
it explains what is distinctive about the way sociologists view society, showing that
they are concerned with the relationship between the individual and society, and
that a sociological analysis involves an approach which is historical, cultural, structural, and critical. This fifth edition has been thoroughly revised and incorporates
new examples on technology, terrorism, climate change, and consumer behavior.
It remains essential preliminary reading for new students of sociology.
Evan Willis is a sociology professor and one of Australia’s leading sociologists. His
book Medical Dominance was a winner of the Australian Sociological Association
Award for the Ten Most Influential Books in Australian Sociology.
Sociology • 200 pp • 5 x 8
9781742372822 (Replaces 9781741143362) • September
$19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin


Those Were the Days: Golf
Andrew Davies
From the author of When I Were a Lad . . . comes a weird
and wonderful look at the early days of golf
In the good old days of golf one could thrash a “gutta percha”
with a “mashie niblick” over the old course at St. Andrews and
have a damned fine lunch in the clubhouse. These photos of the
early days of golf are accompanied by a sparkling commentary,
delivered in a classic 1930s newsreel style. Unfeasibly large plus
fours, society ladies out for a bash, and weird golf inventions
all make their way into this collection.
Andrew Davies has written a number of comedy books including The Ugly Book, When I Were a Lad . . . , and When I Were
a School Lad . . .
Humor/Sports • 144 pp • 7.5 x 6 • 75 B/W Photos
9781907554438 • January • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth

Roger Federer
The Greatest
Revised and Updated Edition
Chris Bowers
The skyrocketing career and dramatic personal life of tennis’s hottest star, updated
to include his 2010 Australian Open win as well as the end-of-season ATP World
Wide Tour Finals in London
Roger Federer is a legend not only in the world of tennis but also in the wider sports
arena. This authoritative and affectionate biography traces his rise, from his first tentative strokes with a tennis racket to how he dealt with being sent away to a training
academy where he struggled to communicate in a French-speaking part of Switzerland and how he handled the sudden death of his first real coach and mentor. It looks
at his development as a sportsman and how he has matured into a family man with
his marriage to Mirka Vavrinec and the birth of their twin girls. It also examines how
Roger bounced back from arguably one of the most challenging periods of his career
as, following a serious illness and a dip in form, his run of successive Wimbledon championship wins was ended and he was toppled from the number one spot by his longtime rival Rafael Nadal. In characteristic style, Federer silenced his critics by winning
the French Open title for the first time, reclaiming his Wimbledon crown and ending
2009 at the number-one position for the fifth time.
Chris Bowers is the author of The Book of Tennis and Fantastic Federer, and writes
regularly for the Independent, the Observer, and the Times.
Biography/Sports • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 35 Color Photos
9781843583899 (Replaces 9781844549566) • September
$12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • John Blake


Burning Rubber
The Extraordinary Story of Formula One
Charles Jennings
A fully updated, turbo-charged account of 60 years of Formula One,
endangering the lives of its drivers and thrilling its fans since 1950
“Genuinely enjoyable . . . Jennings approaches the sport with refreshing
wit . . . well researched and packed with insightful anecdotes. . . . There
is no F1 icon too big to escape Jennings’ satirical cynicism.”
Viewed rationally, of course, there was something not quite right about Gilles
Villeneuve. This is true of many (if not all) top sportsman, one way or another,
but in Villeneuve’s case it is hard to escape the conclusion that he was a natural, both in the sense that he was naturally gifted as a driver; and that bits of
his personality were defective, or had simply gone missing.
A white-knuckle drive through the bends, straights, chicanes, and pit stops
of Formula One’s checkered history, this is the fast and dangerous story of
motor sport’s premier competition. It explores the lost world of the 1950s racetrack, the irresistible rise of British constructors in the 1960s, the impact of
technological changes from the late 1970s, the advent of the high-profile team
boss in the 1980s, and the revolution wrought on the sport by computers in
the 1990s. Throughout, there are memorable profiles of the drivers who have
risked life and limb on circuits from Monte Carlo to Monza—the ebullient
Stirling Moss, the champagne-gargling James Hunt, the cerebral Prost and the
mercurial Senna (whose combined brilliance was exceeded only by their mutual loathing), the adenoidal Nigel Mansell, the metronomic Michael Schumacher, the precocious Lewis Hamilton, and the reborn Jenson Button.
Charles Jennings is the author of Faintheart, The Fast Set, and Greenwich.
Sports/History • 328 pp • 5 x 8 • 12 Color Photos • 20 B/W Photos
9780857381255 (Replaces 9781849160926) • October
$13.95 (Can $15.95) New in Paper • Quercus


The Biography of Ryan Giggs
Frank Worrall
The story of the most decorated player in English soccer history, with 11 Premier
League titles, two Champions League victories, and four FA Cup winner’s medals
to his name
Giggs is an astonishing player with an unparalleled career, and here is his amazing story.
When he made his Manchester United first team debut at 17, many considered Giggs to
be the greatest talent since George Best. By the advent of the Premier League in 1992,
he was firmly established as United’s left winger, a position he continued to dominate
until late in his career, when Ferguson switched him to a deeper role in central midfield.
Famed for his pace and skill on the ball, Giggs has scored vital goals throughout his career. He was an integral part of the historic 1999 Treble-winning side, and is the only
Man U player to have played in both the 1999 and 2008 Champions League victories.
Giggs has scored nearly 150 goals for United and his incredible record with the club
has ensured that he will go down in history as one of United’s greatest ever players.
Frank Worrall is the author of The Magnificent Sevens and Rooney: Wayne’s World.
Biography/Sports • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 Color Photos
9781843583226 (Replaces 9781844548965) • October
$12.95 (Can $13.95) New in Paper • John Blake

Gareth Bale
The Biography
Frank Worrall
The story of one of the most promising young talents in the Premier League, the player
who is regarded as one of Europe’s hottest soccer properties
Born in 1989, Bale first attracted the attention of Southampton FC at the age of just
nine and in April of 2008, Bale became the second-youngest player ever to sign for
Southampton. Despite playing at left-back he scored five goals and was extremely impressive in his first season. The Premier League soon came calling and in 2007 Bale signed
a four-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur and in late 2009 he seized his chance to secure a regular place in the first team and since then he had proved to be a top-class soccer player with a stunning hat-trick in Tottenham’s Europa League tie against Inter Milan
at the San Siro and a man-of-the-match performance in the return leg. Bale has unsurprisingly also made several appearances for Wales, and his talent has been compared to
that of the legendary Ryan Giggs.
Frank Worrall is the author of The Magnificent Sevens and Rooney: Wayne’s World.
Biography/Sports • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 10 Color Photos
9781843583943 • November • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • John Blake


Robin van Persie
The Biography
Andy Lloyd-Williams
The story of the Dutch soccer player who plays for Arsenal
From early rifts with coach Bert van Marwijk as a young player at Feyenoord, through
to establishing himself as a world class talent after van Marwijk guided the great Oranje
to the World Cup final in 2010, this is the fascinating story of a true sporting talent and
one of the most naturally gifted soccer players of his generation. An intelligent playmaker
and deadly striker, he brings creativity and intelligence to Arsenal’s forward line and is
the first name on the Netherlands team sheet. Signed by Arsene Wenger in the summer
of 2004, Van Persie quickly established himself as an integral part of Wenger’s talented
side, initially plying his trade on the left side of midfield. Playing alongside the likes of
Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, and Patrick Vieira, he developed into one of the most creative, competitive, and intelligent players in the Premier League. Scoring what Wenger
called the “goal of a lifetime” against Charlton in 2006, van Persie was asked to lead
the Arsenal line following Henry’s departure in the summer of 2007, and it wasn’t long
before the Dutchman inherited Bergkamp’s number 10 jersey and became an integral
part of the next generation of Arsenal greats.
Andy Lloyd-Williams is a sports and music journalist.
Biography/Sports • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 10 Color Photos
9781843583769 • November • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • John Blake

An Epic Swindle
44 Months with a Pair of Cowboys
Brian Reade
The inside story of how Liverpool FC came within hours of being repossessed by the
banks after the shambolic 44-month reign of U.S. owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett
This is a tale of debts, lies, cowboys, and a civil war that dragged Britain’s most successful
soccer club to its knees, through the High Court, and almost into administration. Players Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher tell of their anger at the broken promises, as
well as their pain at watching loyal fans in open revolt. The manager, the chief executive, board members, leading fans, and journalists reveal the turmoil at a revered sporting institution run by two men at war with each other, and who trampled the notion of
the Liverpool Way into the gutter. No story sums up the naked greed at the heart of modern soccer quite like Hicks’ and Gillett’s attempt to turn a quick buck at Liverpool, and
no one has had as much access to the truth, or tells it with as much passion, wit, and insight as Brian Reade.
Brian Reade is a radio host, a writer for the Daily Mirror, and the author of 43 Years
with the Same Bird.
Sports • 320 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9780857385994 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Quercus


David Clayton
The On This Day series offers a diary-style log of events that happened on each calendar day
of the year. Each of the 365 entries covers a major event in the club’s history, drawing from
every era. Vital matches, shock transfers, sensational signings, cup matches, promotions, and
unforgettable moments that have shaped the club into what it is today—they’re all in here.
David Clayton has written numerous books on sports, including
Crowd Idols, Everything Under the Blue Moon, and Manchester City.
Each: Sports/History • 192 pp • 4.5 x 7.5
November • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Cloth • Pitch Publishing

Liverpool FC On This Day
History, Facts & Figures from
Every Day of the Year

Manchester City
On This Day
History, Facts & Figures from
Every Day of the Year

Spurs On This Day
History, Facts & Figures from
Every Day of the Year


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Brighton & Hove Albion
On This Day

Charlton Athletic
On This Day

Nottingham Forest
On This Day




Portrait of an Extraordinary Marsupial
Stephen Jackson and Karl Vernes
The remarkable social, anecdotal, and historical story of Australia’s most famous marsupial,
recognized the world over for its adorable pouch and trademark hopping
From their ancient origins and prehistoric significance to current-day management and conservation,
this book describes the ecology, history, and behavior of the kangaroo. The amazing diversity of this
group of animals is revealed, from tiny forest dwellers and tree kangaroos to large majestic animals
living on the open plains of central Australia and the giant kangaroos that once roamed the Pleistocene landscape. It describes their interaction with both the original inhabitants and the European
settlers of Australia and addresses the issue of how the population of these animals can be best managed, making the points that some species are heading for extinction due to habitat loss while others have increased in numbers since humans first settled in Australia. The authors also investigate
the animal’s natural history—their unique reproduction methods, intriguing behavior, varied diet, and
trademark hopping ability; and examines humans’ sustained fascination with kangaroos—spanning
40,000 years—that allows these engaging marsupials to be instantly recognized.
Stephen Jackson has worked in the wildlife industry for 20 years as a field biologist, zoo keeper, wildlife park curator, and government zoo regulator. He is the author of Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management and Koala. Karl Vernes is a
professor of environmental and rural sciences, specializing in kangaroos.
Animals • 338 pp • 5 x 8
16 Color Photos • 6 B/W Photos • 66 B/W Illustrations • 4 Diagrams • 2 Maps
9781741759037 • October • $18.95 (Can $20.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

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Killer Tales from the Dangerous Depths
Robert Reid

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Personal accounts of encounters with sharks from shark
hunters, divers, biologists, and everyday swimmers who meet
up with sharks either deliberately or by accident
Famous shark hunters and other adventurers speak for the first
time about their dangerous encounters with these fearsome predators in this book that chronicles shark attacks both on Australia’s fatal shores and around the world. It records miraculous
escapes as well—some so bizarre they defy belief, and some that
display extraordinary courage in the face of extreme peril. The
phenomenon of so-called “rogue” sharks that stalk and kill humans in numbers, in the same place, at the same time, is also
investigated. With all viewpoints covered from shark hunters to
conservationists, these gripping stories will both fascinate and
frighten, taking the reader into the realm of creatures that have
ruled the oceans with ruthless efficiency for more than 400 million years.

$15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper

Robert Reid is a journalist, a researcher, and the author of Croc!
Animals/Nature • 350 pp • 5.5 x 8 • 15 Color Photos • 1 B/W Photo
9781741759020 • October • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin


The Biomechanical Basics of Classical Riding
Dr. Thomas Ritter
Analyzed by an expert and accompanied by many practical examples, the ancient secrets of classical riding are presented here in a modern way
Classical riding, in essence, is correct riding. It is how one should ride every time
they get on a horse, and includes not just knowing how to ride, but all around
knowledge of the horse as a species. Here, a thorough examination of classical
riding is presented through accessible modern day examples. It also includes almost forgotten, yet essential, riding methods—such as the Bügeltritt (the position of the rider’s foot in the stirrup) or ridden work with a cavesson. Other
concepts include the aims of dressage; the system’s essential gymnastic building
blocks; breaking down blockades; essential riding skills such as sitting, feeling,
and thinking; and the network of aids.
Dr. Thomas Ritter has trained numerous riders and horses on the art of classical dressage. His teachers included Egon von Neindorff.
Horses • 224 pp • 9.5 x 10.5 • 60 Color Illustrations
9780857880048 • January • $55.00 (Can $60.95) Cloth • Cadmos Books

Preparing for Dressage the Right Way
The Correct Training Methods For Success
Katja von Rönne
An essential tool for everyday use, this practical book makes dressage easy by providing concrete instructions on how to correctly ride dressage lessons from novice to
Grand Prix
A practical guide in the best sense of the word, instead of training each step of the exercise
separately, internationally renowned trainer Katja von Rönne recommends following a “central theme” when training the horse. Instead of simply being reeled off, all of the lessons
have an explicit purpose—to exercise the horse correctly and to nurture it in harmony and
trust. Maintaining health and teamwork are paramount her methods, and descriptive explanations in each chapter show how to train a horse in a structured way, as well as what
the rider can do if problems arise. A training plan with sequences of exercises connects the
individual lessons for ultimate accessibility and cohesiveness of learning.
Katja von Rönne is an internationally successful dressage trainer who has taught in Austria, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Japan, and Taiwan. She currently holds the highest
equestrian qualification in Germany, and has been trained by Helmut Beck-Broichsitter,
among others.
Horses • 144 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 100 Color Illustrations
9780857880055 • February • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper • Cadmos Books


Raw Food Diet for Dogs
Feeding Fresh Meat Made Easy!
Silke Böhm
A practical introduction to the trend towards feeding dogs in a natural and speciesappropriate way
With the debate raging about the most appropriate way to feed man’s best friend, more
and more dog owners are realizing that feeding raw meat, combined with fresh vegetables and oils, is a cheaper and—more importantly—healthier alternative to dry dog food
and canned meat. Some of the positive effects of this diet can be seen in healthy skin, a
glossy coat, less body and mouth odor, and a strong immune system. The author explains the raw food diet for dogs in a clear and practical way, demonstrating a daily
routine, describing the ingredients, and dispelling the prejudices. Practical shopping lists
are also compiled, describing meats that are especially beneficial for dogs and keeping
at the ready negative lists of harmful substances that should be avoided in the grocery
store. Suitability for daily use and practical relevance are in the foreground, making the
raw food diet easy for anybody to manage.
Silke Böhm is a sociologist and works as an editor and copywriter. She is closely involved
with the Bones and Raw Foods (BARF) diet.
Pets • 96 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 60 Color Illustrations
9780857882035 • February • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper • Cadmos Books

Dog Types
Using Character Differences for Education and Training
Jana Waldek
Learn to train and communicate with any dog more effectively through the simple knowledge of their character type
Every dog has its own character, which means that its behavior is influenced by what he
or she has experienced during their life. This book helps the reader to find out which character type their dog belongs to, as well as what they should particularly look out for when
dealing with their dog, and how they can best communicate with his type. It includes signs
and markers to tell between character types, a complete overview of the four different dog
character types, the right education based on dog type, and a dog type test.
Jana Waldek has a lifetime of experience with dogs and has owned her own dog training
school and boarding facilities for more than a decade. She specializes in the education and
training of family dogs.
Pets • 128 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 90 Color Illustrations
9780857882028 • January • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • Cadmos Books

Also available:

Anatomy of the Dog
$18.95 (Can $20.95) Paper


The Wonderful World of Dogs
Candida Baker
True stories, personal anecdotes, quotes, and poems celebrate
the many wonderful ways our canine friends warm our lives
Funny, sad, warm, and wise, this collection of 100 remarkable
true stories from around the globe will capture the heart of any
dog lover with its demonstrations of canines’ loyalty, wicked sense
of humor, and endless appetite for adventure and mischief—
and food. Tiny dogs, big dogs, shaggy dogs, smooth dogs, naughty
dogs, good dogs, brave dogs, silly dogs, guide dogs, therapy dogs,
and even a dog who is an honorary U.S. Army sergeant—man’s
best friend comes in all shapes, sizes, and temperaments. In this
beautifully illustrated little book, those who are lucky enough
to be owned by a dog share moving stories about the love, loyalty, and at times extraordinary bravery, courage, and acts of
sacrifice they have witnessed from the dogs in their lives.
Candida Baker is a photographer, author, and journalist. She is
the former editor of the Weekend Australian Magazine, former
arts editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, and the author of The
Infinite Magic of Horses.
Pets/Photography • 302 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • 34 B/W Photos
9781742374253 • October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper
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of Horses
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Milly Brown
Is there anything cuter than a cuddly kitten or puppy, all fluffy and dewy eyed and looking for love?
Yes. Lots of them!
Picture perfect bundles of fur are guaranteed to melt your heart and put a smile on your face. Combining gorgeous photographs with thoughtful prose, these adorable books make the loveliest gifts.
Milly Brown is a gift book author.
Each: Animals/Photography • 96 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 • Cloth • Summersdale

Love Kittens
“Lots of cuddly kittens (paired with thoughtful prose) . . . guaranteed
to melt your heart.” —Your Cat magazine
45 Color Photos
9781840246889 • December • $8.95 (Can $9.95)

Love Puppies
45 Color Photos
9781840246896 • December • $8.95 (Can $9.95)


Each: Animals/Photography • 96 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 • Cloth • Summersdale

Animals in Love
Birds do it, bees do it . . .
Hearts are aflutter throughout the animal kingdom
in this beautiful collection of photographs of loving
couples from the natural world, with amorous quotations for everyone—great and small.
43 Color Photos
9781840247145 • January • $9.95 (Can $10.95)


Milly Brown
“Every so often, there comes along a book—or if you’re lucky books—which gladden the heart, cheer the soul . . .
just such books are those written by Doreen Tovey.” —Cat World
Doreen Tovey (1918–2008) was the author of more than a dozen books about the life she and her
husband shared with their Siamese cats and other animals Somerset, England, including Cats in the Belfry
and Cats in May. The books have sold more than 120,000 copies in 10 countries.
Each: Memoir/Pets • 5 x 8 • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • Summersdale

More Cats in the Belfry
After Cats in the Belfry, more warm and witty tales of cats and cozy country life, first
published more than 40 years ago
When she’s not chasing errant donkeys in her best chiffon gown or leaving the teapot in the
fridge, Doreen has her hands full looking after her family of Siamese cats. In this installment of cats and calamities, new feline characters arrive to terrorize the tranquil village of
Rowberrow. First comes the timid lilac-point kitten Shantung, then, after the untimely death
of the beloved Saska, a new male influence appears in the bold-as-brass Saphra, who was
raised by a parrot and has a penchant for hidden treasure. The terrible twosome are all set
to make the cottage a hotbed for mischief once again. With cameo appearances from muchloved personalities, including Father Adams, Fred Ferry, and the nosy Mrs. Binney, there’s
never a dull moment, and love is in the air for one of the villagers—but who?
208 pp • 9781840247695 • October

Raining Cats and Donkeys
More tales of warm, hilarious adventures of English village life—a must for cat lovers
Life is never a bed of roses for the Toveys and their beloved Siamese cats Solomon and Sheba.
For one thing they have Annabel the donkey to contend with and the thorny matter of her
troublesome stomach after she overindulges on the apple harvest. More calamities ensue when
Doreen and her husband Charles return from a riding course in the Scottish wilderness and
Solomon thinks they have brought the Loch Ness Monster home with them. Then Sheba baffles her owners with a series of mysterious disappearances. What with Annabel adopting a cat
of her own, Charles taking up the piano, Father Adams’ flying hat, and Solomon’s determined
efforts to catch a hare, there are endless adventures in store in this loveable, witty classic.
176 pp • 9781849530644 • February

Also available:
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Donkey Work

The New Boy

Double Trouble




The Coming
of Saska


A Comfort of Cats

More Pets with Tourette’s
Mike Lepine and Mark Leigh
The swearing epidemic tightens its grip on the animal kingdom in
this follow-up to Pets with Tourette’s
Full to the brim with cutesy pet photos and outrageously naughty captions from the twisted minds of Leigh and Lepine, this new offering
with blaspheming bunnies and cussing kitties is guaranteed to shock
and amuse in equal measure. Be warned: you might not be able to
look your pet hamster in the face again.
Mike Lepine and Matt Leigh are the authors of Pets with Tourette’s.
Humor/Pets • 96 pp • 5.5 x 5.5
9781840246988 • October • $9.95 (Can $10.95) Cloth


When Cats Turn Bad
Kitty Litter
At last, a book that exposes cats’ true agenda
They may look cute and fluffy, they may even appear affectionate—but don’t
be fooled. This is what happens when cats turn bad, and it’s not pretty. These
foul felines are rude, crude, and off-color. Combining photos of the coolest
cats with captions that reveal their inner wickedness, this book shows that
our furry friends are up to no good. Humans have been warned.
Humor/Pets • 96 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 • 48 Color Photos • Four-color Interior
9781840247848 • October • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Cloth • Summersdale

World’s Weirdest Animals
Matt Roper
Whales that look like unicorns, lizards that squirt jets of blood from their
eyes, naked rats that can sprint backwards, and more
“Amazing shots.” —Sun
It seems as though some creatures have been put on this earth just to make
us laugh. From the harmless but hilarious to the truly frightening and deadly,
the animals in this book are guaranteed to keep you amazed, enthralled, and
extremely amused.
Matt Roper is a feature writer for the Daily Mirror.
Humor/Animals • 96 pp • 5.5 x 5.5
9781840247497 • October • $9.95 (Can $10.95) Cloth • Summersdale


101 Modern Words That Drive You Mad
Richard Wilson
A British Comedy Award-winning writer waxes lyrical on such awful parts of the modernday vernacular as “ciao,” “hurting,” “fashionista,” and “staycation”
Taking a hard look at the English language and the mess that it has become, this is a hilarious, and topical, self righteous stab at the invention of ridiculous, nonsensical words that not
only are just plain crap but also make those who dare speak them sound like complete twits.
The author lets loose on how those words were created and how they escaped and survived
in the wild instead of being killed at a young age. Written in an utterly fantastic ranting style,
this sharp shooting of the ridiculousness of the modern English language—and the morons
who use it—is a must-have for word-lovers and grammar sticklers.
Richard Wilson is head of comedy for Hat Trick Productions (producers of Father Ted, Have
I Got News For You, and Room 101). He is the author of Can’t Be Arsed: 101 Things Not
To Do Before You Die and Don’t Even Think About It!
Humor • 224 pp • 5 x 8 • 20 B/W Illustrations
9781907554209 • December • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Portico

The Handbook for Those Who Hate Technology
Ivor Grump
For every early adopter, there’s an immediate shunner, and here is their book—a glorious technophobic rant about every bit of new technology supposedly designed to make
our lives “easier”
Filled with wit, observation, and just plain grumpiness, these are the ravings of an analog
guy struggling to keep afloat in a digital world. Everywhere he turns he finds technology
and gizmos encroaching into his world. When at last he’s forced to embrace consumer electronics—with all the enthusiasm of a bank vole nestling up to a peregrine falcon—he finds
they go and change the device he’s studiously learned. Whether it’s his erratic computer, the
internet, TV remote controls, his phone, or the washing machine, Ivor is a man easily bewildered. But still he battles on, trying to work out which of his 17 remote controls will
have any influence on the television. Along the way he takes large swipes at texting, downloads, MP3 players, voice (lack of) recognition, and suggests a new social networking web
site for those of a similar technology-hating disposition—Grumpbook.
Ivor Grump is possibly the grumpiest man alive. He is the author of The Grumpy Golfer’s
Humor/Social Science • 176 pp • 5 x 8 • 15 B/W Illustrations
9781907554407 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Portico

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The Grumpy Golfer’s

The Grumpy Gardener’s



$14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth

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One Grump or Two
$19.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth


When I Were a Nipper . . .
Andrew Davies
Yet more oddball nostalgia from the When I Were
a Lad . . . series—this time focusing on the younger years
In these photos from a time when it was fun to play with a
tangerine box and not an X-box, tots are dangled off buildings, put in the custody of dogs, given baths in the street, and
used for unsuitable photo opportunities by unthinking parents. In turn, they torment the family pet by dressing it up in
a sailor suit or getting it to act as a golf tee. This collection
is full of the same delightfully prehealth and safety shots from
the 1930s–1950s that made the first two books successful.
Andrew Davies has written a number of comedy books including The Ugly Book, When I Were a Lad . . ., and When
I Were a School Lad . . . .
Humor • 144 pp • 7.5 x 6 • 75 B/W Photos
9781907554360 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth

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When I Were a Lad

When I Were
a School Lad


42: Douglas Adams’ Amazingly Accurate Answer to Life, the
Universe and Everything
Peter Gill
The perfect smartly funny companion read to the Hitchiker’s Guide
In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, author Douglas Adams famously proposed that the
answer to the question What is the meaning of Life? was the number 42. Why that number?
Over the years, many theories have been put forward, but Adams steadfastly refused to clarify. It has taken a dedicated fan and investigator, Peter Gill, 10 years to establish just why 42
is the answer. In this brilliantly detailed, maniacally meticulous, and hilariously offbeat volume, Gill offers a whole range of reasons why 42 really is the answer. For example: On page
42 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry discovers he is a wizard; Adolf Hitler
turned vegetarian at the age of 42; Elvis Presley choked on his hamburger at the age of 42;
Washington is the 42nd State; and channel 42 in the Stanley Hotel in Colorado, where Stephen
King stayed prior to writing The Shining, shows Kubrick’s film of the book in one nonstop loop.
Peter Gill runs a market research company.
Humor • 342 pp • 5 x 8
9781907616129 • September • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Beautiful Books

Am I a Chap?
Gustav Temple
An hilarious manual for spotting the English gentleman, including dandies, cads, and eccentrics
Seeking to classify every species and sub-species of English gentleman that one may observe throughout the seasons, this guide ranges from the flamboyant young fop to the crusty old duffer. Looking at established chaps such as Beau Brummel and Cary Grant and taking in deceased chaps
such as the Comte de Montesquiou and Fred Astaire, the book takes us up to the present day
with contemporary types such as the Bohemian Chap, the Libertine, the Old Codger, and the
City Gent. Full of barbed wit and helpful tips on how to correctly wear one’s spats, this is a pocketsized prestige gift for aspirantly stylish chaps and chapesses.
Gustav Temple is the founder of The Chap magazine, the satirical gentleman’s journal first published in 1999. He is also the author of The Chap Manifesto and the organizer of the annual Chap
Olympics, an annual Olympiad for the over-dressed, in which sportsmanship, athleticism, and physical strength are not rewarded as highly as panache, guile, and sporting a well-pressed trouser.
Humor/Fashion & Appearance • 192 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 123 Color Photos • 60 B/W Photos
9781905636815 • November • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth • Beautiful Books

Wit and Wisdom of Stephen Fry
Compiled by Charlie Burden
The most memorable utterances of the celebrated comedian, actor, author, philosopher, and
“Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.”
“It is a cliché that most clichés are true, but then like most clichés, that cliché is untrue.”
“Old professors never die, they just lose their faculties.”
“I don’t need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.”
“When you’ve seen a nude infant doing a backward somersault you know why clothing exists.”
As profound a wit as Oscar Wilde, the man he once portrayed on the big screen, Stephen Fry’s
finest sayings are collected for the first time in this treasury. First capturing the public’s imagination when he appeared alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry And Laurie and Jeeves and
Wooster, Fry then starred in Blackadder and the film Wilde. He has also written several books
and appeared on Bones. Throughout his remarkable career, Fry has been an engaging, eminently
quotable man. Much like the man himself, this collection of wisecracks and witticisms will entertain, inform, and delight all readers.
Charlie Burden is the author of Sir Alan Sugar: The Biography. He writes for numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Daily Telegraph, GQ, Time Out, and the Times.
Humor • 288 pp • 5.5 x 8.5
9781843584155 • January • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth • John Blake


Each: Humor/Reference • 5 x 8 • September • Cloth • Michael O’Mara

I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation
The Wicked Wit of Oscar Wilde
Compiled by Maria Leach
The finest epigrams and needle-sharp rejoinders from a supreme wit
“One should always be in love. This is the reason one should never marry.” —A Woman of
No Importance
“I never saw anybody take so long to dress, and with so little result.” —The Importance of
Being Earnest
In a unique tribute to one of history’s most revered writers, this anthology highlights the virtuoso of the well-turned phrase and the master of the studied insult, Oscar Wilde. This celebration of his finest witticisms, aphorisms, paradoxes, and ironical remarks is elegantly organized,
and perfect to dip into on the reader’s whim. So perfect were Wilde’s verbal thrusts that his victims were often flattered to have been the cause of them. This sparkling collection shows why,
more than 100 years after his death, Wilde’s dazzling repartee and the wicked brilliance of his
social observations continue to entertain and enthrall succeeding generations.
Maria Leach’s other titles include The Wicked Wit of Insults.
192 pp • 9781843175193 (Replaces 9781843172413) • $14.95 (Can $16.95)

The Wicked Wit of Jane Austen
Compiled by Dominique Enright
An absorbing collection of Jane Austen’s sharpest, most profound, and most amusing observations
“A lady without a family, was the very best preserver of furniture in the world.”
Featuring wry insights on human nature, money, marriage, life, and society, these inimitable
quotes are taken directly from Jane Austen’s novels as well as her highly entertaining personal
letters. They are accessible, thematically organized, and elegantly decorated, ensuring that this
wonderful and witty volume will delight every Austen devotee.
Dominique Enright is the author of numerous books, including The Boys’ Book, Pocket Poets
Keats, Pocket Poets Kipling, The Wicked Wit of William Shakespeare, The Wicket Wit of Winston Churchill, and The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen.
9781843175674 • $13.95 (Can $15.95)

The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill
Compiled by Dominique Enright
A celebration of the boundless humor, intellect, and eloquence of one of the greatest Englishmen in history
“Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed
once, but in politics many times.”
Winston Churchill was the greatest orator of his day, the greatest statesman of his age, and
the greatest Englishman of the 20th century. This enchanting collection gathers hundreds of
his funniest and wickedest quips in tribute to the exhilarating wit of this great-hearted, infuriatingly conceited, wildly funny, and brilliantly talented Englishman. Accessibly and thematically organized, this collection is perfect to dip into at the reader’s whim.
Dominique Enright is the author of numerous books, including The Boys’ Book, Pocket Poets
Keats, Pocket Poets Kipling, The Wicked Wit of William Shakespeare, The Wicket Wit of
Winston Churchill, and The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen.
9781843175650 (Replaces 9781854795298) • $13.95 (Can $15.95)


Each: December • Cloth • Summersdale

English Wit
Quips and Quotes
Tom Hay
“The English like eccentrics. They just don’t like them living next door.” —Julian Clary
Readers who love fish and chips and the odd spot of Morris dancing will revel in these hilarious quips and quotes from such celebrated characters as Kenneth Williams, Rowan Atkinson,
and Spike Milligan. From Bognor to Blackpool and from Land’s End to Leeds, this is a showcase of the funniest wisecracks and one-liners from the green and pleasant land.
Tom Hay is the author of Office Olympics, Scottish Wit, and Welsh Wit.
Humor/Reference • 96 pp • 4 x 6 • 9781840247336 • $8.95 (Can $9.95)

Irish Wit
Quips and Quotes
Tom Hay
If you take your Guinness with a twist of Gaelic, you’ll love these hilarious Irish quips
“Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.” —Colin Farrell
Including such celebrated characters as Oscar Wilde, Terry Wogan, and Dillie Keane, this is the
ultimate compendium of all things Irish. From Cork to Kilkenny and from Dublin to Donegal,
it showcases the funniest wisecracks and one-liners ever to come from the Emerald Isle.
Tom Hay is the author of Office Olympics, Scottish Wit, and Welsh Wit.
Humor/Reference • 128 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 9781840247312 • $8.95 (Can $9.95)

Country Wit
Quips and Quotes on Rural Pursuits
Aubrey Malone
“Physically there’s nothing to distinguish human society from the farmyard except that children
are more troublesome and costly than chickens.” —George Bernard Shaw
Full of down-to-earth quotations on farming, farmers, and living the simple life, this funny and
heartfelt collection will appeal to the country bumpkin in all of us.
Aubrey Malone is the author of Hollywood Trivia and Literary Trivia.
Humor/Reference • 256 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 9781840247046 • $14.95 (Can $16.95)

Golfing Wit
Quips and Quotes for the Golf Obsessed
Aubrey Malone
A humbling and hilarious collection of quotes on the masochistic man’s favorite sport
“Golf has given me an understanding of the futility of life.” —Aubrey Eban
Including a wide variety of contributors, this compendium of all things golf embodies the best—
and the worst—qualities of a much beloved past time.
Aubrey Malone is the author of Hollywood Trivia and Literary Trivia.
Humor/Sports • 208 pp • 4.5 x 7 •9781840246216 • $14.95 (Can $16.95)


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Wicked Irish Wit
Aubrey Malone
“Once you open it you can’t close it.” —Irish Daily Star
Witty one-liners that will tickle your shamrock and turn your beer green.
Aubrey Malone is the author of Hollywood Trivia and Literary Trivia. She is based in Ireland.
Humor/Reference • 9781840247053 • February

Dad’s Wit
Quips and Quotes for Fantastic Fathers
Richard Benson
When your precious offspring have hijacked the car and there’s a hole in your wallet the size of the
Grand Canyon, kick back and relax with this hilarious book on fatherhood
Quips and quotes to remind you why being a dad is the best job in the world.
Richard Benson is the author of F in Exams.
Humor • 9781849530781 • March

Gardening Wit
Quips and Quotes for the Green-Fingered
Jane Brook
Green-fingered gurus and nature-loving novices need look no further to find a saying for every season
A stupendous harvest of quips and quotes from those who really know their onions.
Jane Brook is the author of You Know You’re a Horse Lover When . . . .
Humor/Gardening • 9781840247862 • March

Horsey Wit
Quips and Quotes for the Equine Obsessed
Jane Brook
You’ll laugh yourself hoarse with this hilarious collection of equine quips and quotes
When you’re too saddle sore to ride and have been dragged over one too many hedges, this book is the
perfect reminder of why you love that big bag of hooves so much.
Jane Brook is the author of You Know You’re a Horse Lover When . . . .
Humor/Horses • 9781840247855 • March

Kitchen Wit
Quips and Quotes for Cooks and Food Lovers
Jane Brook
Laugh from breakfast to supper and come back for seconds of this hilarious quote book
Cooks, imbibers, and gourmands alike will savor every mouthful of this feast of cuisine related wit.
Jane Brook is the author of You Know You’re a Horse Lover When . . . .
Humor/Cooking • 9781849530002 • March


Each: 160 pp • 3 x 4 • January • $4.95 (Can $5.95) Paper • Summersdale

A Little Bit of Golfing Wit
Tom Hay
Laugh yourself off the fairway with this mini-collection of golfing humor
“Golf was never meant to be an exact science. Einstein was lousy at it.” —Bob Tolski
“I plan to be a golf widow next week. I’ve just bought the gun.” —Joan Rivers
Including the very best quips and quotes for the golf-obsessed, this is a collection of hilarious quotes about golf from those who love it—or hate it—both famous and everyday.
It is sure to be treasured by golf fanatics everywhere, second only to their clubs.
Tom Hay is the author of Office Olympics, Scottish Wit, and Welsh Wit.
Humor/Sports • 9781849530880

A Little Bit of Brit Wit
Tom Hay
“Call that a maiden speech? I call that a brazen hussy of a speech.” —Winston Churchill
“How long was I in the army? Five foot eleven.” —Spike Milligan
Celebrate the brilliance of British wit with this mini-collection of humor to wow one’s friends
and cow one’s enemies.
Tom Hay is the author of Office Olympics, Scottish Wit, and Welsh Wit.
Humor/Reference • 9781849530071

A Little Bit of Old Git Wit
Tom Hay
A painfully hilarious collection of jokes and jibes by and about seniors, guaranteed to
keep you laughing until your dentures fall out
“I can still enjoy sex at 75. I live at 76, so it’s no distance.” —Bob Monkhouse
“The easiest way to diminish the appearance of wrinkles is to keep your glasses off when
you look in the mirror.” —Joan Rivers
Make the most of your golden years with this mini-collection of senior humor—the very
best quips and quotes for the young at heart.
Tom Hay is the author of Office Olympics, Scottish Wit, and Welsh Wit.
Humor/Reference • 9781849530064


The Senior Moments Doodle Book
Illustrations by Andrew Pinder
A celebration of those unfortunate moments everyone is eventually
privy to, with dozens of hilarious unfinished doodles to craft, complete, and create
At some point in their life, everyone will inevitably experience a “senior
moment”—those frustrating times when one’s keys are misplaced or one’s
sunglasses are just nowhere to be found. Beautifully drawn as well as
wickedly witty, the opportunities for fun in this innovative doodle book
are endless, and guaranteed to make you hoot with “been there, done
that” laughter. From cake decorating to hair-do sculpting, garden landscaping to crafting interpretations of what the TSA sees when you go
through a scanner, all manner of hilarious scenarios are present in this
delightful book.
Andrew Pinder is the illustrator of Dinosaur Doodles, The Boys’ Doodle Book, The Girls’ Doodle Book, and The Telephone Doodle Book.
Art/Humor • 168 pp • 7.5 x 9.5 • 160 B/W Illustrations
9781843174929 • October • $11.95 (Can $13.95) Paper
Michael O’Mara


Out of the Mouths of Babes
Children Say the Funniest Things
Shelley Klein
A heartwarmingly hilarious collection of children’s quotes that will have
even the most cynical adult laughing out loud
Question to Pam, aged seven: “When is it okay to kiss someone?”
Pam: “When they’re rich.”
Question to Ben, aged seven: “Why do we have to be quiet in church?”
Ben: “Because people are sleeping?”
From cheeky monkeys to mischievous tikes, kids have a wonderfully straightforward take on life that often makes their utterances jaw-droppingly funny.
Brought together here are the best misunderstandings, bloopers, hiccups, and
completely ridiculous things that kids have said. It is the complete embodiment of the unique, quirky—and usually entirely unintentional—humor of children everywhere. Topics included are Off to School, Family Matters, the Birds
and the Bees, the World According to Kids, and many more.
Shelley Klein’s other titles include The Book of Senior Moments, Can’t Remember
Sh*t, The Little Book of Senior Moments, The Modern Wit, More Senior Moments: The Ones We Forgot, and You Know You’re Over the Hill When.
Humor • 192 pp • 5 x 8
9781843174806 • October • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • Michael O’Mara


Blackboard Blunders
Spelling Slip-ups and Homework Howlers
Richard Benson
A side-splitting collection of spelling mistakes and homework blunders
Jack brort a cak to school and we all had a pis
Captin Cok was a famos exploder
Today I painted an octopuss with big eyes and eight purple testicles
I have lots of fiends at school and I have even more fiends at home
In the field near our house they think they have found the remains of a Roman fart
Children are at their funniest when they are trying to be
serious, and their earnest attempts at mastering the English language are a veritable goldmine of unintentional
humor. From the charming to the ludicrous, and from
the profound to the downright X-rated, this hilarious collection of quotes is sure to tickle the funny bone.
Richard Benson is the author of F in Exams.
Humor • 128 pp • 4.5 x 6
9781840247121 • October
$9.95 (Can $10.95) Paper • Summersdale

Kids’ Klangers
The Funny Things That Children Say
Richard Benson
A compulsive compendium of hilarious quips and quotes from children
On Love: “You get shot with an arrow or something, but it’s not meant to be as painful
after that.”
Reciting The Lord’s Prayer: “Our Father which aren’t in heaven . . . Halloween be thy
name . . . Deliver us from e-mail.”
The world is a confusing place—especially for little
ones—and their innocent observations and questions
can often be side-splittingly hilarious. They can also
be a tiny bit embarrassing if you’re, say, behind an
elderly gentleman at a busy checkout and your little angel loudly asks you, “Is that man all wrinkly
because he’s been in the bath too long?”
Richard Benson is the author of F in Exams.
Humor • 128 pp • 5 x 7
9781849530965 • October
$8.95 (Can $9.95) Paper • Summersdale


A Woman Needs a Man Like a Cat
Needs a Bicycle
Daisy Hay
100 reasons why men are living proof that women can take
a joke
“You’ll laugh out loud . . . a must for cat lovers.”
—Your Cat magazine
Why can’t a man be more like a glass of rosé? A bit more useful, that is. You can’t live with them, and yet—no, really, you
just can’t live with them. Women are complex creatures; men
are beasts. And if men really are from Mars, why don’t we
have the technology to send them back?
Humor • 96 pp • 5.5 x 7.5
9781840247541 • January • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Cloth

A Woman Needs a Man Like a Dog
Needs a Tutu
Daisy Hay
Why can’t a man be more like a dog—cuddly, adoring, and
completely inattentive to credit card bills?
Your dog has simple needs—just like you. Dogs may leave hair
on the couch and share your chocolates, but they won’t fill
the fridge with beer or watch Top Gear all day. It seems the
more time you spend around men, the more attractive the
pooch looks.
Humor • 96 pp • 5.5 x 7.5
9781849530996 • January • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Cloth


Jim Chumley
“At your age, people expect you to be calm, dignified and sober . . . Disappoint them.”
“Save water—drink wine.”
Cheeky but charming, these books—one for men and one for women—bring together the best of
Bev Williams’ cartoons with selected witty quotations on food, wine, and growing old gracefully. This
is the perfect gift for that person in your life who may be getting getting older but certainly hasn’t lost their spunk.
Bev Williams is a successful greeting card artist.
Each: Humor • 84 pp • 4 x 6 • 37 Color Illustrations
January • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Cloth • Summersdale

Older, Wiser . . . Sexier (Men)

Older, Wiser . . . Sexier (Women)

Suddenly Senior
The Funny Thing About Getting Older
Tom Hay
“As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember
the other two.” —Norman Wisdom
You can’t help feeling bewildered every time another birthday lunges at you—after all, you
still feel like the proverbial spring chicken. And yet there are unmistakable signs that seniority is creeping in. Don’t worry, that’s senior, not senile. If you’ve ever had a senior moment, are afraid of acting your age, or are really deranged and confused, this miscellany of
wit, jokes, and quotations will remind you that age can be a funny old thing.
Tom Hay is the author of Office Olympics, Scottish Wit, and Welsh Wit.
Humor • 208 pp • 4.5 x 7 • 12 B/W Illustrations
9781849530767 • December • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Summersdale


Jim Chumley
Jim Chumley is the author of Football’s Funniest Jokes, Golf’s Funniest Jokes, and Rugby’s Funniest Jokes.
Each: Humor • 96 pp • 4.5 x 4.5 • 30 Color Illustrations
December • $7.95 (Can $8.95) Cloth • Summersdale

Fifties: The Fun Years!
A collection of wonderful, celebratory quotes on turning 50—as
Michelle Pfeiffer says, “If you think hitting 40 is liberating, wait till
you hit 50.”
You’re halfway to scoring a century but the best half is yet to come! It’s
taken you 50 years to look this fabulous so celebrate in style with these
gutsy quips and quotes from daring demi-centenarians.

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The Fun Years!



Sixties: The Fun Years!
The ups and downs of turning 60s are all covered hilariously in this
collectin of quotes, such as Dolly Parton's "I'm not 60, I'm sexty!"
Celebrate your sixties with this collection of humorous quips and quotes from
sexagenarians who have been there, done that, and got the free bus pass.


Ben Fraser
Ben Fraser is the author of The Football Lover’s Companion and The Golf Lover’s Companion.
Each: Humor • 96 pp • 4.5 x 4.5 • 45 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
$7.95 (Can $8.95) Cloth • Summersdale

You Know You’re a
Golfing Fanatic When . . .
How to know when you’re getting too goofy on the green
You know you’re a golfing fanatic when there is a suspicious
looking dent next to the cat flap from the last time you “put
the cat out.”
Humor/Sports • 9781849530613 • November

You Know You’re a
Cat Lover When . . .

You Know You’re a
Dog Lover When . . .
How to know when you’ve become overly consumed with
your canine
You know you’re a dog lover when a cozy meal à deux means
medium-rare steak for you and your pooch.
Humor/Pets • 9781849530927 • November

You Know You’re
Getting Old When . . .

A handy symptoms guide to discern when love for your
little lion has turned to lunacy

You know you’re getting old when you stop seeing the speed
limit as a challenge

You know you’re a cat lover when you perch precariously on
the arm rest rather than evict your feline friend from the best
seat in the house.

You know you’re getting old when you know all the answers
but no one’s asking you the questions. You know you’re getting old when you have a party and the neighbors don’t even
realize it.

Humor/Pets • 9781849530910 • November

Humor • 9781849530057 • January


Each: Humor • 96 pp • 4.5 x 4.5 • 45 Color Illustrations • Four-color Interior
$7.95 (Can $8.95) Cloth • Summersdale

You Know You’re Having
a Senior Moment When . . .
Are you having a senior moment or just plain forgetful?
You know you’re having a senior moment when you decide
to pull up your socks, and realize you forgot to put any on.
9781849530736 • January

You Know You’re Past It When . . .
Perfect for those pondering whether they’re over-the-hill
or still approaching it
You know you’re past it when you feel like it’s the morning
after, but there wasn’t a night before.
9781849530712 • January

You Know You’re a
Gardening Fanatic When . . .

You Know You’re a
Sailing Fanatic When . . .
How to know that you’ve sailed one too many seas
You know you’re a sailing fanatic when you forego satellite
navigation for a sextant and compass.
9781849530729 • March

You Know You’re a
Tennis Fanatic When . . .
The perfect backhanded gift for the friend who makes too
much of a racket about their favorite sport
You know you’re a tennis fanatic when your opponent complains about your grunting—when you’re playing Scrabble.
You know you’re a tennis fanatic when love means nothing
to you.
9781849530477 • March

How to know that your love of gardening may be a tad
You know you’re a gardening fanatic when you have a sticker
saying “My other car’s a ride-on lawnmower” on the back
window of your Ferrari.
9781849530705 • March


Outrageous Office Dares
Suzie Duncan
A perfect piece of pocket-sized fun for any office worker and an ideal gift for mischievous colleagues
If you’ve stopped finding the “hide the pencils” routine funny, or just need some inspiration for staving off office boredom, these dares are guaranteed to have you gasping
with delight and cackling in anticipation. Brilliant ideas include arriving at work in your
dressing gown, holding a bowl of cornflakes; booking a male stripper for the office on
Friday afternoon; creating a mini aquarium in the water cooler; and communicating with
everyone through the medium of dance for the day. With 400 outrageous dares to help
release your inner delinquent and challenge your nerve to the limit, the question is: do
you dare to play?
Humor • 128 pp • 5 x 7 • 25 B/W Illustrations
9781840247756 • October • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Paper • Summersdale

Any Excuse!
How to Get Out of Doing Absolutely Everything
Jem Brown
With the perfect specific excuse for every particular thing that no one wants to do—
from dishes to going to work, this is an indispensable guide to shirking
It’s not that you can’t do it; you just don’t want to do it! We all try and wriggle out of
boring chores like washing up or taking the trash out, but what about the bigger things,
like going to work and being a proper responsible grown-up? This guide has those situations covered. How to get out of washing up: “My goldfish died last week and that piece
of carrot floating in there just made me think of him. *cry*” How to get out of going to
work: “I did a gig with my KISS tribute band last night and I’ve just discovered I’ve run
out of makeup remover.” How to get out of being designated driver: “Most people make
words out of the registration numbers in front of them, I just make pictures. *squint*”
Indulge the big kid in you and arm yourself with this indispensible guide to avoiding.
Humor • 128 pp • 5 x 7 • 120 B/W Illustrations
9781849530958 • February • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Paper • Summersdale

Lobcocks and Fartleberries
18th Century Insults to Confound Your Foes
Francis Grose
A selection from the original slang dictionary The Vulgar Tongue, including such gems
as “Bitch Bobby” (a country wench) and lobcock (a large relaxed penis or a dull inanimate fellow)
If someone called you a beetle-browed bastardly gullion and told you to shut your bone
box, would you be offended? If you lived in 1785, you most certainly would! Harking
back to a time when insults and rude words were considerably more colorful, this collection is one that no true aspiring vulgarite or rude language lover should be without.
Francis Grose, an elected fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, traveled extensively throughout the British Isles and featured in several of Robert Burns’ poems. He died in Dublin
of an apoplectic fit in 1791.
Humor/Reference • 128 pp • 4 x 6 • 15 Color Illustrations
9781849531016 • February • $7.95 (Can $8.95) Paper • Summersdale


A Gift of Love
Tilly Lane
A charming selection of romantic words from classic and contemporary
authors and wits, from Plato to Vincent Van Gogh to Mae West
“You know you are in love when you can’t fall asleep becuase reality is finally better than your dreams.” —Dr. Seuss
“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” —Audrey Hepburn
Charm your loved one with this beautifully designed gift book filled with
carefully selected romantic words from classic and contemporary authors
to show how much you care.
Reference/Family & Relationships • 96 pp • 4.5 x 4.5
9781849531146 • January • $7.95 (Can $8.95) Cloth • Summersdale

Words of Love
A Collection of Beautiful Poetry, Prose and Quotations
Isobel Carlson
Excerpts from real love letters, poems from Poe and Byron, and passages from such
savvy writers on love as Jane Austen and Gustave Flaubert will provide many moments
of reflection on love's pleasures
“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” —David Viscott
“Nicely done.” —Bookseller
Romantics everywhere will be charmed by this delightful collection of poetry and prose
dedicated to the most inspirational subject: love. Some of the greatest writers, from Christina
Rossetti to W. B. Yeats, share their thoughts on romance, passion, and friendship, celebrating love in all its forms.
Isobel Carlson is the author of A Miscellany of Garden Wisdom, Ooh La La! How to
Be Infuriatingly French, and Words from the Garden.
Poetry/Family & Relationships • 96 pp • 5 x 7 • Four-color Interior
9781840247176 • January • $11.95 (Can $13.95) Cloth • Summersdale


Ian Heath
A collection of lovely cartoons
Hearts are funny old things, and this collection of romantic and amusing cartoons illustrates love in all shapes and forms. From a heart-shaped
cactus to a heart-shaped road sign and from lonely hearts to familysized hearts, these drawings will bring a bit of joy to anyone’s heart.
Ian Heath is an artist and designer.
Humor/Family & Relationships • 96 pp • 5.5 x 7.5
96 B/W Illustrations
9781849530378 • January • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Cloth

Wine Lover
Tim Fenton
Quips, quotes, and fascinating facts for the vino-obsessed
“Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.” —Ernest Hemingway
“Waiter, there is a fly in my wine!” “Well, you did ask for something with a
little body in it!”
Do you know your albarino from your zinfandel? Could you teach Hugh Johnson a thing or two? Whether you’re a qualified quaffer or an aspiring aficionado, celebrate the gift of the grape with this classy collection of quotes,
jokes, and advice for the wine enthusiast.
Humor/Cooking • 96 pp • 5.5 x 5.5 • 21 Color Illustrations
9781849531245 • December • $8.95 (Can $9.95) Cloth • Summersdale


A Book for Dad
Rod Green
Packed full of witty anecdotes, brilliant ideas, and good advice, this is a heartfelt compendium of all things “dad”
Light-hearted and fun, this lively celebration of fatherhood is filled with real-life
stories, anecdotes, quotes, and practical information for dads who like to be in
the know. Adorned with an eye-catching jacket, this is the perfect gift to remind
any dad that they are loved. Covering all aspects of fatherhood—the good, the
bad, and the just plain hilarious—topics include top tips on being a modern dad,
dos and don’ts for dads, fun things to make a do with the kids, tales of famous
and historical dads, and what makes dad so great.
Rod Green is the author of a number of books, including The Mr. Bean Joke Book,
Mr. Bean’s Hide and Seek Book, and Santa Claus: The Magical World of Father
Christmas, a New York Times bestseller.
Family & Relationships • 160 pp • 5 x 8
9781843174547 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

A Book for Grandad
Geoff Tibballs
From fun, imaginative ideas to useful advice, this is the perfect book to show a
grand-father just how much they are treasured and adored
Full of real-life stories, quotes, and sound advice to amuse and entertain, this is a delightful celebration of why grandfathers are truly beloved. A treasure trove no grandad
should be without, topics range from inventive ways to entertain the grandchildren
and famous grandads, to adventurous things to make and do with your grandfather
and why grandads are the wisest people in the world.
Geoff Tibballs has written more than 100 books including The Book of Senior Jokes,
The Mammoth Book of Dirty, Sick, X-Rated and Politically Incorrect Jokes; The Mammoth Book of Humor; Ripley’s Believe It or Not! The Remarkable Revealed; and The
Seniors’ Survival Guide.
Family & Relationships • 160 pp • 5 x 8
9781843174561 • September • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara


I Love You Granny
Lee Faber
Full of fun ideas, anecdotes, and practical wisdom, this is the ideal gift for grannies
on birthdays, at Christmas, or just to show them how much they’re loved
Including exciting ways to entertain the grandkids, famous quotes and anecdotes on
grandmotherhood, and stories of amazing grannies throughout history, this is the ultimate collection that every grandmother is sure to cherish and adore. The heartwarming
stories will also serve to remind us all why our grannies are so important to our lives,
and include wonderful suggestions for making our celebrations with them the best
they can be. It is truly a treasure trove that no granny deserves to be without.
Lee Faber has five grandchildren and has worked in publishing, printing, modeling, and journalism. She is the author of Grandmother’s Wisdom.
Family & Relationships • 160 pp • 5 x 8
9781843174554 • September • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara

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Family Trees
A Manual for Their Design, Layout & Display
Marie Lynskey
A detailed guide to the alternative ways to lay out and draw up a genealogical
chart, up through the production of a finished document for display on
the wall or in a book
A family tree chart can be purely functional, to convey its information in a
clear and easily accessible manner, or it can be a highly decorative, carefully
written, and illustrated piece of artwork, and this very practical do-ityourself manual offers a full range of options and methods. Layout solutions
are given for multiple marriages, natural children, intermarriage, doubtful information, and so on. Designs that ensure good proportions and clarity are
described, including left-to-right layouts, circular or semicircular designs, treeshaped charts, boxed frameworks, and direct lines of descent. The book discusses the most attractive, longest-lasting choices of paper and writing materials
as well as different styles of lettering, decorative titles, borders, illustrations,
and coats of arms. It also describes ways of expanding the pedigree information
in book form, gives details of simple home-binding methods, and covers techniques of archival storage or of display of a chart in a frame or on rollers.
Marie Lynskey is a professional calligrapher and heraldic artist and the author of Beginner’s Guide to Calligraphy.
Reference • 112 pp • 8 x 10.75 • 90 B/W Illustrations
9781860775963 • September • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper
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Biggest, Fastest, Deadliest
The Book of Fascinating Facts
Dan Bridges
The perfect trivia resource to ensure victory in your next game of Trivial Pursuit
For anyone who has ever wished they could remember everything they learned at
school, or who ever felt the answer to a tie-breaker was on the tip of your tongue,
this treasure trove of lists will liven up any lunch break, letting them impress their
friends with facts on astronomy, history, invention, the natural world, and a wealth
of other subjects. The world’s biggest island? Greenland, Arctic, 2,175,000 km2
(840,000 m2). The world’s fastest bird? The peregrine falcon, which dives after prey
at 124 mph. The world’s deadliest land animal? The Golden Poison Frog of Central and South America.
Dan Bridges has been an obsessive fact-collector since childhood.
Reference • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9781849530842 • December • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Cloth • Summersdale


The Pocket Watch
Restoration, Maintenance and Repair
Revised edition
Christopher Barrow
The book the author wished he had at the start of his 20 years cleaning and repairing pocket watches
Using as examples six of the most typical types of watch from a period spanning the late 18thcentury to the early 20th-century, the author takes the intelligent enthusiast through the cleaning and repair process, step by careful step, using photographs of excellent clarity, and in lucid
language, characterized by his own friendly and helpful tone. He aims to equip the reader with
a sound basic knowledge not just of the process but also all the tools and materials as well as
their sources.
A member of the British Horological Society, Chris Barrow has been an electronic design engineer for almost 30 years. He has been cleaning and repairing pocket watches for 20 years.
Antiques & Collectibles • 192 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 92 Color Photos
9780719803901 (Replaces 9780719803703) • October • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • NAG Press

A Guide for Journalists and Writers
2nd edition
Gail Sedorkin
A new edition of a practical guide to all aspects of interviewing for writers and journalists—from
how to use digital tools effectively to what to do when you have no time to prepare
“A must-have reference book.” —Michael Meanwell, author, The Wealthy Writer
Good interviewing is the key to good reporting and great stories, and this book demonstrates step
by step how to manage the process. It’s a difficult skill to acquire and it can be stressful, but readers will learn how to approach a total strangers and elicit information on a topic about which
the reader knows nothing. This guide explains how to prepare, outlines the difference between
“soft” and “hard” interviews, and discusses how to make the most of any interview situation. With
tips and examples from leading journalists, and covering basic to advanced techniques, this is an
essential tool for journalists, journalism teachers, researchers, and writers.
Gail Sedorkin is a radio and newspaper journalist, a journalism teacher, and the coauthor of Get
Your Message Across and Reporting in a Multimedia World.
Media & Journalism/Writing • 216 pp • 5 x 8
9781742370941 (Replaces 9781865087016) • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin

The Queen’s English
And How to Use It
Bernard C. Lamb
Clear, practical, and accessible, this book shows how everyone can write and use English
correctly, in both formal and informal settings
Showing how the English language, when used properly, has great power to instruct, move and
entertain people—but when used incorrectly, can lead to a lack of clarity and confusion—this
book informs in a light-hearted way, reminding readers how to use the basics of grammar, punctuation, and spelling. It also delves further, teaching new tips and tricks of style, rhetoric, vocabulary, and the use of foreign phrases, to give any writing piece or speech a stylish and
impressive flair. The book also shows the perils of using language incorrectly, offering extremely—
if unintentionally—humorous examples of how bad English can result in an unintended meaning. Authoritative yet entertaining, and illustrated with pithy drawings throughout, this is the
ideal book for anyone who strives for clear, stylish, and accurate communication.
Bernard C. Lamb is President of the Queen’s English Society, a registered charity that has become a recognized authority on proper English. He is the author of The Queen’s English Society’s Practical Guide to Punctuation.
Language & Linguistics • 256 pp • 5 x 7.5 • 100 B/W Illustrations
9781843174820 • October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth • Michael O’Mara


The Brotherhoods
Inside the Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs: The Full Throttle Edition
Arthur Veno
A large, fully illustrated edition of the definitive account of Australia’s outlaw motorcycle
clubs, with more than 150 photos of notorious incidents and characters, including many
never-before-seen images
“An entertaining read.” —Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly
“One of the few accounts that balances research, studies and statistics with interviews, firsthand accounts and personal stories. . . . Not many people get that kind
of access to OMCs and even fewer are able to write with such a balanced view.”
—NAVY News
Written by Australia’s leading expert on the scene, this book reveals the true picture of
the biker brotherhoods. Drawing on in-depth interviews, personal stories, and years of
meticulous research, it explains the rules and rituals of becoming a club member, tells of
landmark incidents in bike folklore, and profiles famous biker identities. It outlines the
changing nature of biker culture, including the rise of the so-called Nike bikies—an outlaw motorcycle club whose drug and turf wars threaten to spill onto the streets—and governmental attempts to introduce controversial laws to control the violence. Now, for the
first time, he has uncovered never-before-seen images of the notorious characters, their
bikes, and clubs; the landmark incidents; the newspaper headlines; and much more to
create this illustrated edition. Complete with a glossary of biker terms and full of images
from the 1970s through today, this is the ultimate companion for any biker fan.
Arthur Veno is a mediator between biker clubs and police, the editor of The Mammoth
Book of Bikers, and the coauthor of Biker Chicks.
True Crime • 280 pp • 8 x 10.5 • 86 Color Photos • 35 B/W Photos • Allen & Unwin
Cloth: 9781742374123 • September • $29.95 (Can $32.95)
Paper: 9781742371221 • Available • $17.95 (Can $19.95)

Honeytraps & Sexpionage
Confessions of a Private Investigator
Richard Martinez
Spy phones, surveillance cameras, how to catch a cheater, and how to not get caught—
the tricks of the detective trade revealed
“An honest, raw insight into what a PI [private investigator] does . . . details the moral
ambiguities of the honey-trap.” —Professional Security Magazine
Honeytraps, spy phones, sexpionage, and integrity testing—Richard Martinez uses it all in his
private detective business, and he reveals his surveillance secrets in this compelling book. It’s
not just about catching cheaters and stalking stalkers—Martinez also helps parents who want
to know if their teenagers have joined gangs and women in fear for their lives if they leave
abusive husbands. Often dramatic but sometimes hilarious, these true stories of a PI’s experiences offer insights into a morally dubious society and controversial truth-finding services.
Richard Martinez is a former RAF officer and the proprietor of a private detective agency.
He speaks regularly internationally about the private detective world.
True Crime • 320 pp • 5 x 8
9781840247565 • October • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • Summersdale


Dead Men Talking
The World’s Worst Killers in Their Own Words
Christopher Berry-Dee
Six unforgettable prisoners tell their stories, giving the details and background of their terrifying cases—a must-read for anyone fascinated by the extremes of the human condition
Renowned crime expert Christopher Berry-Dee has gained the trust of some of the most infamous inmates from around the world, having corresponded with them and even entered
their prison lairs to discuss their horrific crimes in detail. Subjects include John Edward Robinson, convicted in 2003 of the murders of several women in Kansas; “Ice Queen” Melanie
McGuire of New Jersey, convicted in 2007 of the murder and dismemberment of her husband; Phillip Carl Jablonski, convicted of killing five women in California and Utah between
1978 and 1991; 94-year-old Viva Leroy Nash, serving two consecutive life sentences in Utah
for murder and robbery; Michael Bruce Ross, executed in 2005 by the state of Connecticut,
and “The Happy Face Killer” Keith Hunter Jesperson, serving three consecutive life sentences
at the Oregon State Penitentiary.
Christopher Berry-Dee is also the author of Dead Men Walking, Face to Face with Serial
Killers, How to Make a Serial Killer, Monsters of Death Row, and Serial Killers: Up Close
and Personal.
True Crime • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 14 B/W Photos
9781843583813 (Replaces 9781844547142) • September • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper
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Serial Killers Up Close and Very Personal
My Death Row Interviews with the Most Dangerous Men on the Planet
Victoria Redstall
An actress who has bonded deeply with serial killers shares her insights into their minds
Victoria Redstall is a glamorous model, actress, filmmaker, and investigative journalist who
has spent years visiting high-security prison and getting to know sadistic killers like Gary
Ray Bowles and Keith Hunter Jesperson, “The Happy Face Killer.” These hardened killers
have opened up to her in a way that they would never do to psychiatrists, prosecutors, or
other authority figures, and have revealed terrifying chapters of their lives that might otherwise have stayed hidden forever. In this chilling book she shares every detail and insight, bringing the reader up close and very personal with some of the most dangerous and disturbed
serial killers that the world has ever seen.
Victoria Redstall is a former weather presenter and an actress in commercials. She has ridden along with the L.A. County Sheriff Department, has interviewed many criminals, and
created the documentary Room Zero. She lives in Los Angeles.
True Crime • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9781843583998 • November • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • John Blake


The Chieftain
True Crime through the Eyes of a Scotland Yard Detective
Chris Payne
True crime stories from the early days of the Metropolitan Police Detective Branch that
capture the essence of Victorian crime
George Clarke joined the Metropolitan Police in 1841. Though a “slow starter,” his career took
off when he was transferred to the small team of detectives at Scotland Yard in 1862, where
he became known as “The Chieftain.” This book paints the most detailed picture yet published
of detective work in mid-Victorian Britain, covering “murders most foul,” “slums and Society,” the emergence of terrorism related to Ireland, and Victorian frauds. One particular fraudster, Harry Benson, was to contribute to the end of Clarke’s career and lead to the first major
Metropolitan Police corruption trial in 1877. This fascinating book uses widespread sources
of information, including many of Clarke’s own case reports.
Chris Payne is the great-great-grandson of George Clarke, and has spent many years researching
Scotland Yard’s detective branch during the Victorian era.
History/True Crime • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 25 B/W Photos
9780752456676 • December • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • The History Press

Masters of Crime
Fiction’s Finest Villains and Their Real-life Inspirations
Adam Nightingale
The real men and women who inspired some of the most infamous villains ever to appear
in fiction, including Fagin, Professor Moriarty, Raffles, and others
Bringing together the stories of many real-life criminals, agitators, and activists, this history
shows how they were woven into fiction by some of Britain’s greatest writers, including Charles
Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle. Containing prison escapes, sensational trials, daring art thefts,
vicious attacks, Chinese gangs, cross-dressing pimps, roaring boys, policemen, astronomers,
and whores, this book explores both the real underworld of British crime history, and its fictional counterparts. It will delight fans of true crime and crime fiction alike.
Adam Nightingale is the author of Heroes & Villains of Nottingham.
Literary Criticism/History • 194 pp • 6 x 9 • 90 B/W Photos
9780752454184 • November • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • The History Press

London’s Curse
Murder, Black Magic and Tutankhamun in the 1920s West End
Mark Beynon
The first book to examine the bizarre sequence of deaths—all attributed to the “Curse of
Tutankhamun”—that occurred in London’s 1920s West End
Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, London was gripped by the supposed curse of Tutankhamun,
the Egyptian boy-king of antiquity, whose tomb was uncovered in 1923. In the years that followed, more than 20 of those involved in the tomb’s exhumation perished in strange, often
terrifying circumstances, prompting the myth of the curse. With a blend of meticulous research
and educated conjecture, historian Mark Beynon explores the strange circumstances surrounding
a brutal murder at the Savoy Hotel, sinister happenings at Mayfair’s Bath Club, a mysterious
suicide at St. James’s Court, and a series of inexplicable deaths linked to the British Museum,
and uncovers a wealth of hitherto unpublished material that lays bare the truth behind these
fatalities. Set against the atmospheric backdrop of London’s glittering 1920s and 1930s, this
work delves deep into the murky underworld of a morally corrupt and decadent city, and uncovers evidence that these deaths were not only linked by the ominous presence of Tutankhamum
himself, but also by a murderer hell-bent on retribution and dubbed by the press as the “Most
Wickedest Man in the World.”
Mark Beynon is a historian and the author of The Devil’s Plague.
History • 192 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 32 Color Photos
9780752463124 • February • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • The History Press


Twentieth-Century Spies
Neil Root
The deadly world of high-level espionage is on full display in this heart-pumping exposé on the world’s most glamorous and dangerous jobs
A unique investigation of the most important cases of the twentieth century, this exploration of the world’s most thrilling, high-profile, and undercover jobs—including information newly released under the Freedom of Information Act—is enthralling to the last
page. Among others, it includes the dark secrets of: Sidney Reilly, considered by many to
be the greatest spy of the century and an inspiration for Ian Fleming’s James Bond; the
“Atom Bomb” spy Klaus Fuchs, who gave the Russians atomic capability; George Blake,
who betrayed more than 40 British agents, and is still alive in Moscow; and the Cambridge
Spies, the double agents who did more damage to British intelligence in the 20th century
than any other group. Focusing on the personalities of these enigmatic figures, this insightful
book discusses their motivations and influences, and asks whether they were heroes, traitors, or just plain scapegoats.
Neil Root’s previous work includes Cold-Blooded Evil: The True Story of the Ipswich
Strangling and Who Killed Rosemary Nelson.
History/Biography • 320 pp • 5 x 8
9781849530224 • October • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • Summersdale

Ian Shircore
From the “truth” behind the sinking of the Titanic to what really happened on 9/11,
this look at some of the most popular conspiracy theories is a must-have for those
eager to debate the “facts” of history
Delving a little deeper into 99 of the most intriguing conspiracy theories, this fascinating compendium looks at reasons to doubt each theory, and also reasons each theory
could be true. In 1939 Glenn Miller stepped on board a small single-engine aircraft at
RAF Beford and was never seen again—so what happened? In 1996 eyewitnesses reported
a missile-like object streaking towards TWA Flight 800 before the jumbo exploded, killing
all 236 people on board—what was it? In 1968 Robert F. Kennedy was gunned down
by a politically-motivated assassin—or was he? Conspiracy theories have been around
since records began. Easily dismissed as nonsensical rantings, in fact every conspiracy
theory is grounded in truth, and that’s when things get interesting.
Ian Shircore is the author of Mastering the Internet.
Social Science/History • 288 pp • 5 x 8
9781843583776 • November • $12.95 (Can $14.95) Paper • John Blake


Brain Games
The Greatest Puzzle Book Ever
George Lane
A series of simple steps that anyone can use to add, divide, subtract, and multiply sums
that seem impossible—with no pencil, paper, or calculator
Many people tend to avoid situations where they must reach for the calculator or, even worse,
work things out in their head, but the system outlined here will change that. This wonderful and fun book will teach readers how to perform a range of mathematical tasks, from
simple addition to complex equations, with ease, ensuring that the frustration numbers cause
is banished forever. And, of course, it will nourish the showoff in everyone.
George Lane is the reigning champion of the Mental Calculations World Championship competition and a successful competition chess player.
Mathematics • 288 pp • 4.5 x 7
9781843583851 (Replaces 9781843581413) • November • $9.95 (Can $10.95) Paper
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Sporting Chancer
One Man’s Journey to Take On the World
Ed Hawkins
From tennis against McEnroe to attending an illegal cockfight with Britney Spears’
babysitter—a hilarious account of one man’s attempts to gamble his way around
the globe
Ed Hawkins grew up following his father, a horseracing journalist—the frantic betting
ring was his math class, and the press box, thick with the haze of cigarette smoke and
expletives, his English lesson. So when he found himself out of work after taking a misguided gamble on his career, he took another: by deciding to wager his way around the
globe. Setting himself three challenges to see if he can get that life-changing win, the
fun never runs out—unlike the funds. He embarrasses himself playing poker with Hollywood’s finest at the World Series in Las Vegas, challenges world champion Phil Taylor to a game of darts, wastes dollars on rooster fighting with Britney Spears’ babysitter
in Louisiana, and fleeces pensioners on planes. Hawkins tries anything to stay afloat,
culminating in a trip to a Glasgow bingo hall to try to land the odds that stare back
at him in the mirror after being diagnosed with a rare illness.
Ed Hawkins has been a sports writer for 14 years, writing for the Guardian, Racing
Post, and the Times.
Memoir/Sports • 224 pp • 5 x 8
9781908051066 • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper • Pitch Publishing


My Best Games
Victor Korchnoi
A compendium of the best games from one of the greatest figures in
chess history
“In all of chess history you cannot find another player with his longlived discipline, vigor, and ferocity. . . . He still wants to play big
games with big ideas. He is one of the greatest truth-seekers.”
—Garry Kasparov
Revised and enlarged, this special anniversary edition for Victor Korchnoi’s 80th birthday includes both My Best Games Volume 1: Games with
White and My Best Games Volume 2: Games with Black. Korchnoi’s annotations are honest, detailed, and very instructive. His aggressive style is
undiminished and as awe-inspiring as ever.
Viktor Korchnoi is a professional chess player, an author, and currently
the oldest active grandmaster on the tournament circuit. His books include
Chess Is My Life and Practical Rook Endings.
Games • 416 pp • 6.5 x 9.5
9783283010195 • September • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Paper
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Kate: Style Princess
The Fashion and Beauty Secrets of Britain’s
Most Glamorous Royal
Sara Cywinski
A unique look at the modern-day princess’s transformation
from student to socialite, following her ascent into the influential fashion pack
Since Kate Middleton was thrust into the spotlight, her style has
evolved from safe and conservative to elegant and chic. This book
celebrates the fashion choices of the girl who would grow up to marry
a prince and become a style icon. Crammed full of beautiful, glossy
pictures it reveals how anyone can adapt her classic, modern style
for themselves. It contains beauty tips, including the secret to
achieving those lustrous locks; fashion advice; and descriptions of
the hippest places to hang out in order to bag a prince—perfect for
Kate fans and fashionistas everywhere.
Sara Cywinski works in fashion and this is her first book.
Fashion & Appearance/Biography • 226 pp • 7.5 x 10
149 Color Photos
9781843583936 • September • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth
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Magic Moments
The Greatest Royal Photographs of All Time
Arthur Edwards, MBE
Updated with new pictures of the royals, including William and Kate’s
wedding, a collection of photographs and stories from the photographer who has been by their side for nearly three decades
As Royal Photographer for Britain’s bestselling daily newspaper, the Sun,
for more than 30 years, Arthur Edwards has captured the most
poignant and memorable moments in the recent history of the monarchy, including such happy and loving moments as the start of Charles
and Diana’s marriage, Prince William’s first steps, and Prince Harry’s
first day at Eton. His images range from candid shots to intimate portraits of rare moments when protocol is put aside and the mask of duty
slips to reveal the true personalities behind the public figures. A most
familiar face on the Royal circuit, Princess Diana referred to him as “our
Arthur” and Prince Charles introduces him to world leaders when they
are on royal tours. Arthur also has some fascinating stories to go with
his years’ worth of magical and momentous pictures. He was there when
Patti Palmer-Tomkinson announced to the assembled press that her
“Uncle Harry” would be joining her party—and out stepped Prince
Charles wearing false glasses, nose, and moustache. Assembled here is
a comprehensive collection of photographs and images, accompanied
by Arthur’s own words—a valuable insider’s account of the history of
the British royal family.
Arthur Edwards, MBE was awarded an MBE for his services to newspapers in 2003.
Photography/Biography • 288 pp • 7.5 x 10
247 Color Photos • 82 B/W Photos
9781843584131 (Replaces 9781844546350) • January
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Taming the Infinite
The Story of Mathematics from the First Numbers to Chaos Theory
Ian Stewart
From ancient Babylon to the last great unsolved problems, an acclaimed mathematician and
popular science writer brings us his witty, engaging, and definitive history of mathematics
“Anyone who thinks math is dull will be delightfully surprised by this history. . . . Stewart does a fine job of balancing history and mathematical theory in a book as easy to
enjoy as it is to understand.” —Publishers Weekly on Why Beauty is Truth
“Stewart has a genius for explanation . . . mathematics doesn’t come more entertaining
than this.” —New Scientist on Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities
In his famous straightforward style, Ian Stewart explains each major development—from the
first number systems to chaos theory—and considers how each affected society and changed
everyday life forever. Maintaining a personal touch, he introduces all of the outstanding mathematicians of history, from the key Babylonians, Greeks, and Egyptians, via Newton and
Descartes, to Fermat, Babbage, and Godel, and demystifies math’s key concepts without recourse to complicated formulae. Written to provide a captivating historic narrative for the
non-mathematician, this book is packed with fascinating nuggets and quirky asides, and contains plenty of illustrations and diagrams to illuminate and aid understanding of a subject
many dread, but which has made the world what it is today.
Ian Stewart is a world-renowned popularizer of mathematics, having won many awards for
furthering public understanding of science, including the Royal Society’s Michael Faraday
Medal and the Gold Medal of the Institute for Mathematics. He is the author of more than
20 popular science and mathematics titles including Flatterland, Professor Stewart’s Cabinet
of Mathematical Curiosities, and Why Beauty Is Truth. He is the mathematics consultant for
New Scientist and a former columnist for Scientific American, has consulted for Encyclopaedia
Britannica, and has collaborated with Terry Pratchett on the Science of Discworld titles.
Mathematics/History • 384 pp • 5 x 8 • 100 B/W Illustrations
9781847247681 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Quercus

The Story of English
Philip Gooden
The extraordinary story of the development and spread of the English language, from Dark
Age Britain to the age of the Internet
Born as a Germanic tongue with the arrival in Britain of the Anglo-Saxons in the early medieval period, heavily influenced by Norman French from the 11th century, and finally emerging as modern English from the late Middle Ages, the English language has grown to become
the linguistic equivalent of a superpower, now sometimes described as the world’s lingua franca.
This study tells the story of the English language in all its richness and variety, from the intriguing origins and changing definitions of common words such as “OK,” “beserk,” “curfew,” “cabal,” and “pow-wow;” to the massive transformations wrought in the vocabulary
and structure of the language by Anglo-Saxon and Norman conquest; through to the literary triumphs of Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales, and the works of Shakespeare. This is a fascinating tale of linguistic, social, and cultural transformation, accessibly and authoritatively
told by an author in perfect command of his material.
Philip Gooden is the author of Faux Pas: A No-nonsense Guide to Words and Phrases and
Who’s Whose: A No-Nonsense Guide to Easily Confused Words.
Language & Linguistics/History • 336 pp • 5 x 8
9780857383280 • November • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Quercus


Origins to Eureka
Thomas Keneally
Now in paperback, the outstanding first volume of acclaimed author Thomas Keneally’s major new three-volume history of Australia
brings to life the vast range of characters who have formed Australia’s
national story
“A very readable yet thorough work.” —Library Journal
“This is a wonderful beginning of a project that should provide
enjoyment for both general readers and scholars”
—Publisher’s Weekly starred review
“Keneally evokes these distant lives with concrete detail and
vivid sympathy . . . his people inhabit the same world we do—
we meet them without the hesitation of reaching across voids of
time and space.” —Sydney Morning Herald
“Tom has this extraordinary eye for the little details that turn a
biographical note into a living, breathing life-size character.”
—The Hon. Kevin Rudd MP, Prime Minister of Australia
“In the style of the best historians [Keneally] allows the intrinsic
power of the tales he tells and the people who populate his pages
to draw the reader into a fully elaborated universe.”
—New York Times on A Commonwealth of Thieves:
The Improbable Birth of Australia
Convicts and Aborigines, settlers and soldiers, patriots and reformers,
bushrangers and gold seekers—it is from their lives and their stories
that Tom Keneally has woven a vibrant history to do full justice to the rich and colorful nature of Australia’s unique national
character. The story begins by looking at European occupation through Aboriginal eyes, moving between the city slums and rural
hovels of 18th-century Britain and the shores of Port Jackson. Readers spend time on the low-roofed convict decks of transports
and see the bewilderment of the Eora people as they see the first ships of turaga, or “ghost people.” They follow the daily round
of Bennelong and his wife Barangaroo and the tribulations of warrior Windradyne. Convicts like Solomon Wiseman and John
Wilson find their feet and even fortune, while Henry Parkes’ arrival as a penniless immigrant gives few clues to the national statesman he was to become. Chinese diggers trek to the goldfields, and revolutionaries like Italian Raffaello Carboni and black American John Joseph bring readers the drama of the Eureka uprising. Tom Keneally has brought to life the high and the low, the convict
and the free of early Australian society. This is truly a new history of Australia, by an author of outstanding literary skill and experience, whose own humanity permeates every page.
Thomas Keneally is a novelist, playwright, and nonfiction author who is best-known for the Booker Prize–winning novel Schindler’s
Ark, which was adapted into the movie Schindler’s List. His other titles include the Penguin Lives biography Abraham Lincoln,
American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles, and A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia.
History/Australian Studies • 628 pp • 6.5 x 9.5 • 75 Color Photos • Allen & Unwin
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Days that Changed the World
The 50 Defining Events of World History
Hywel Williams
A concise history of the world told through the past’s most momentous events
On September 28, 480, the Athenian navy destroyed the Persian invasion fleet in
the Bay of Salamis. Had the Persians won, such noted figures as Plato, Aristotle,
and Alexander along with democracy itself might have been erased from history.
This original survey charts 50 such defining and revolutionary moments from the
annals of history, concluding with September 11, 2001, and shows how the events
of a single day can shape the future in a myriad of ways. Some of the events mark
the end of an era while others paved the way for something new, and while many
are bloody battles, others are momentous decisions or breathtaking discoveries. Together, they are remembered as powerful symbols of their time and pivotal moments
in Western history.
Hywel Williams is a noted historian, a columnist, and the author of Cassell’s Chronology of World History, Great Speeches of Our Time, and History’s Most Magnificent Rulers.
History • 336 pp • 5 x 8 • 50 Color Photos
9780857383396 (Replaces 9781906719029) • October
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A History of the Silver Darlings
Mike Smylie
The unusual history of the herring and those whose lives have revolved around
getting it to the tables of the masses
The story of herring is entwined in the history of commercial fishing. For more than
two millennia, herring have been commercially caught and its importance to the coastal
peoples of Britain cannot be measured. At one point tens of thousands were involved
in the catching, processing, and sale of herring, and many towns on Britain’s East
Coast grew rich on the backs of the “silver darlings.” This book looks at the effects
of the herring on the people who caught them, the unique ways of life, the superstitions of the fisher folk, their boats, and the communities who lived for the silver darlings. With a wealth of illustrations, this fascinating book reveals the little-known
history of the herring—and for those who have neglected the silver darlings for lesser
fish such as cod and haddock, there are a number of mouthwatering recipes to try.
Mike Smylie is a maritime historian and naval architect who has written extensively
on fishing vessels and the fishing industry, including Fishing the European Coast. He
can often be spotted at fishing festivals manning his herring smokery.
History/Nature • 256 pp • 5 x 8 • 16 Color Photos • 50 B/W Photos
9780752459516 (Replaces 9780752429885) • October
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Knife, Fire and Boiling Oil
The Early History of Surgery
W. J. Bishop
Including graphic accounts of wartime surgery, wound treatments, blood transfusions, and
body snatching, this history will inform and intrigue medical professionals and general
readers alike
Recounting the story of the early history of surgery, when surgeons were equipped with just
knives, fire, and boiling oil, this book celebrates the dedication and ingenuity of surgery’s
early pioneers and documents some of their remarkable surgical procedures. The two events
which mark the beginning of “modern” surgery are the introduction of anesthesia and antiseptic, both in the second half of the 19th-century, however, present day knowledge and techniques have resulted from the cumulative observations and experiments of centuries. This
history includes ancient Babylonian and Assyrian surgical laws, Egyptian textbooks from 3000
BC, the second-century Chinese surgeon Hua To, Hindu physicians who created artificial noses
hundreds of years before plastic surgery, and the brilliant William Cheselden, who could remove a stone from a bladder in less than a minute.
W. J. Bishop (1903–1961) was a highly regarded librarian, editor, and historian. After more
than 30 years in libraries he decided to devote the remainder of his life to his own researches
in medical bibliography and history. He was the editor of Medical History, the only British
journal devoted to the history of medicine, and was an honorary member of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Medical/History • 192 pp • 5.5 x 8.5 • 21 B/W Photos
9780709091554 • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper • Robert Hale

Not Your Ordinary Doctor
A Cavalcade of Artistic Apothecaries, Footloose Physicians
and Murdering Medicos
Jim Leavesley
From Chekhov to Guevera, sports heroes to serial killers, this fascinating
collection of historical curiosities presents 60 doctors who achieved fame
or notoriety for reasons other than their medical prowess
These stories of medical truants who found fame in fields other than medicine are in turns heroic and absurd, dazzling and ghoulish, inspired and tragic,
and never, ever dull. Meet Dr. Joseph Bell—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s eccentric
lecturer and his inspiration for Sherlock Holmes. Cringe as a demented Joseph
Stalin imprisons and viciously tortures each of his eight doctors because he
thought they were poisoning him. Follow John Keats, who never practiced
medicine because his literary career took off, to Italy, where he tragically battles terminal illness. There are the doctors who attended royalty and other
rulers such as Elizabeth I, Napoleon, George III, and Alexander the Great—
a brave and special breed of physician indeed; those who were artists, musicians, and writers such as Maugham, Conan Doyle, Borodin, and Chekhov;
others still who were sports heroes, adventurers, and inventors like Grace, Livingston, Guillotin, Guevera, and Gattling.
And then there are the deranged mass murderers like Banda, Webster, Ruxton, and too many Nazis to name. This titillating collection is filled with historical curiosities, whimsy, and fascinating, fresh speculation.
Jim Leavesley retired after 33 years as a physician in general practice. He is the coauthor of How Isaac Newton Lost His
Marbles and What Killed Jane Austen? For the past 25 years he has presented a weekly medical history segment on the
radio, and in 1993, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for “services to medicine in general and medical
history in particular.”
History/Medical • 316 pp • 6.5 x 6.5 • 19 B/W Photos
9781742373300 • October • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • Allen & Unwin


Pigeon Guided Missiles
And 49 Other Ideas that Never Took Off
James Moore and Paul Nero
Scotland’s Panamanian colony, the nuclear-powered car, a dome over all of Manhattan, the
eagle-powered flying machine, the fire-extinguished hand grenade—history’s heroic failures
During World War II, behavioral psychologist B. F. Skinner discovered that pigeons could be
trained to recognize an object and to peck at an image of it; when loaded into the nose-cone
of a missile, these pecks could be translated into adjustments to the guidance fins, steering the
projectile to its target—a plan that was abandoned by the US Navy for more conventional solutions. This guide reveals this and other fascinating tales of daring plans from history designed
to change the world, yet which ended in failure, or even disaster. Some became the victims of
the eccentric figures behind them, others succumbed to financial and political misfortune, and
a few were just too far ahead of their time. Discover why the great groundnut scheme cost
British taxpayers £49 million; why the bid to build Minerva, a whole new country in the Pacific Ocean, sank; and why the first Channel Tunnel (started in 1881, more than a century before the one we know today) hit a dead end.
James Moore is the coauthor of How to be a Teenage Millionaire. Paul Nero is the coauthor
of Creative Business. Together they wrote Blagging It.
History/Technology • 240 pp • 5 x 8 • 25 B/W Photos
9780752459905 • November • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Cloth • The History Press

Boats, Boffins and Bowlines
The Stories of Sailing Inventors and Innovations
George Drower
Foreword by Ben Ainslie
The woman who made the first solo transatlantic crossing, the invention of navigation
lights, the story behind the invention of the compass, how Francis Beaufort devised the
Beaufort wind scale, and why William Petty invented the catamaran in 1662—it’s all in
here, and much more
“An informative and entertaining tribute to sailing’s unsung heroes and heroines.”
—Maritime Journal
Many sailing and naval history buffs know the story of modern sailing pioneers, but what
about those unsung heroes who invented the mechanisms and technology which enabled sailors
to speed across the oceans and navigate more safely? This fascinating book reveals the extraordinary stories behind the apparatus which many take for granted. Readers will learn
how the Frenchman Boulanger produced the first binoculars in 1859, enabling sailors to spy
landmarks more effectively; and how William Armstrong earned sailors’ gratitude by devising the yacht winch. From cloud classification and screw propellers to radio telephones and
the measurement of tides, from the sextant to the first fiberglass boat, this collection of stories, with a foreword by Ben Ainslie, Olympic gold medal winner, will inspire and intrigue
sailors and would-be sailors everywhere.
George Drower is an historian and the author of Gardeners, Gurus and Grubs. Ben Ainslie
is a sailor and a three-times Olympic gold medalist.
Transportation/Technology • 242 pp • 5 x 8 • 100 B/W Photos
9780752460659 (Replaces 9780750933650) • September • $15.95 (Can $17.95) Paper
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Titanic in Photographs
Steve Hall and Bruce Beveridge
Edited by Art Braunschweiger
Foreword by Scott Andrews and Daniel Klistorner
From the team of experts behind Titanic: The Ship Magnificent, this story
of the Titanic in pictures, from build to maiden voyage, includes many rare
images from collectors’ archives
The name Titanic has become synonymous with catastrophe, and eclipses the
fuller story of this legendary luxurious liner. This evocative collection of photographs tells her full story, from the shipyards of Harland & Wolff and its
early vessels, with the backdrop of the great race to build the biggest and best
passenger liner, to the frenzy of excitement surrounding her launch. Looking
at her officers and crew, as well as her stops at Cherbourg and Queenstown—
including some special, rare photographs—the book follows the story to its
inevitable conclusion, considering the lifeboats, the presence of the Carpathia,
and the aftermath of the disaster.
Steve Hall helped set up the Titanic Research and Modeling Association and
is a former trustee. Bruce Beveridge is an honorary lifetime member of the British Titanic Society and a member of the
Titanic Historical Society and the Irish Titanic Historical Society. He is also a founding member and trustee of the Titanic
Research and Modeling Association. He and Steve Hall coauthored Olympic & Titanic. He lives in Willow Springs, Illinois.
Art Braunschweiger is a trustee of the Titanic Research and Modeling Association. He lives in Somerset County, New Jersey. Scott Andrews is a founding member and trustee of the Titanic Research and Modeling Association and a member of
The Titanic Historical Society. He lives in Dacula, Georgia. Daniel Klistorner has consulted on Titanic-related books, artifact
identification, preservation efforts, and museum exhibits. They all collaborated previously on Titanic: The Ship Magnificent.
Transportation/History • 160 pp • 10 x 10 • 12 Color Photos • 170 B/W Photos
9780752458960 • December • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • The History Press

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The Olympic Class Ships
Olympic, Titanic, Britannic
Mark Chirnside
Revised and enhanced, this edition includes a new color section with rare paintings and
deck-plans, many new illustrations throughout, expanded text, new appendices, and recent
developments on the wreck sites
This is the story of the three most famous sister ships of all time. In a London dining room
in 1907, the chairmen of the White Star Line and the Belfast shipbuilder Harland & Wolff
gathered round a table to discuss the construction of the three largest ships in the world. They
were to be the White Star’s answer to the Cunard flyers Lusitania and Mauretania and were
designed to take the cream of the transatlantic traffic. Built at extraordinary cost, the three
were designed not to be the fastest but to be the most luxurious of floating palaces. Only the
first ship of the class ever reached New York. Titanic sank on her maiden voyage and Britannic was converted into a hospital ship and sank without taking a fare-paying passenger.
Olympic, however, served as the White Star flagship from 1911 until 1935 when she was ignominiously scrapped.
Mark Chirnside is the author of RMS Aquitania, RMS Majestic, and RMS Olympic.
Transportation • 368 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 16 Color Photos • 120 B/W Photos
9780752458953 (Replaces 9780752428680) • September • $39.95 (Can $43.95) Paper • The History Press


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The Man Who Sank Titanic?
The Troubled Life of Quartermaster Robert Hichens
Sally Nilsson
With previously unpublished research and family photographs, this book by Hichens’ granddaughter sets the record straight about the Titanic quartermaster who steered into an iceberg and kept control of a lifeboat
Robert Hichens has gone down in history as the man who was given the famous order to steer
the Titanic away from the iceberg and failed. A key witness at both U.S. and British Inquiries,
he returned to a livelihood where fellow crewmen considered him jinxed. But Robert had a
long career and was a hardworking, ambitious seaman. A fisherman at 19, he quickly became
a junior officer in the merchant navy and in 1910 was part of a remarkable salvage operation
to refloat a 14,330 ton liner. In World War II he was part of a cargo ship convoy on route to
Africa where his ship dodged mines, U-boats, and enemy aircraft. To Robert, being at sea was
everything but the dark memories of the Titanic were never far away and in 1933 a failed
murder attempt after a bitter feud nearly cost Robert his life. Here Robert’s great-granddaughter
Sally Nilsson seeks to set the record straight and reveal the true character of the man her family knew. This is one man’s story of survival, betrayal and determination.
Sally Nilsson spent most of her career working in sales, including publishing.
Biography/History • 144 pp • 5 x 8 • 40 B/W Photos
9780752460710 • November • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • The History Press

Titanic Captain
The Life of Edward John Smith
G. J. Cooper
The definitive account of the life and career of the respected and popular captain of the
Titanic includes original research drawing on the ship’s logs, crew lists, newspapers, and
first-hand accounts
Commander Edward John Smith’s career had been a remarkable example of how a man
from a humble background could get far in the world, and this biography tracks the fascinating career and many voyages of a seasoned captain. Born to a working-class family, he
went to sea at the age of 17 and rose rapidly through the ranks of the merchant navy, serving first in sailing vessels and later in the new steamships of the White Star Line. By 1912,
he was their senior commander and regarded by many in the shipping world as the
“millionaire’s captain.” In 1912, Smith was given command of the new RMS Titanic for
her maiden voyage, but what should have been among the crowning moments of his long
career at sea turned rapidly into a nightmare following the Titanic’s collision with an iceberg. In a matter of hours the supposedly unsinkable ship sank, taking more than 1,500
people with her, including Captain Smith. This account dispels myths about the man and
tracking his movements and motives in detail on that fateful night.
G. J. Cooper has worked as a typewriter mechanic, a museum illustrator, a supply teacher, and
now a museum presentations’ assistant. He also has a Masters degree in Victorian Studies.
Biography/History • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 70 B/W Photos
9780752460727 • January • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper • The History Press


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The World War I Story
Chris McNab
An accessible history of the First World War, full of quotes, timelines,
and information boxes
The World War I Story is the perfect pocket narrative of one of the largest
conflicts in human history, richly illustrated with rare photographs and artwork. It traces the history of the Great War from June 28, 1914, through
November 11, 1918, when Germany agreed to a ceasefire. It explains how
World War I saw a significant change in the way wars were fought, as the
cavalry charge and “staged” battles were consigned to history, making the
way for a complex system of trenches, heavy artillery, machine-guns, and
poison gas. The enormous impact of the war is also discussed, as it changed
the face of Europe forever.
Chris McNab is a writer who has published more than 30 books, including The Great Book of Guns; How to Survive
Anything, Anywhere; The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War; Modern Military Uniforms; The SAS Mental Endurance
Handbook; and Special Forces Survival Guide.
History/Military • 9780752462035

The World War II Story
Chris McNab
A concise, richly illustrated narrative of the war and the effect it had
on human life and history
In September 1939, Hitler’s Nazi Germany invaded Poland, sparking international condemnation and declarations of war on Germany from France
and most of the British Empire and Commonwealth. From that beginning,
this pocket history traces one of the greatest wars in history. It discusses
how World War II witnessed the mobilization of more than 100 million
military personnel, “total war” on a scale that had not been previously
experienced by any of the countries involved. It examines how the war
eclipsed everything—industry, technology, the economy, and home life; and
changed generations of people who grew up under the shadow of war. It also discusses the legacy of the deadliest conflict in human history and over 70 million people, and the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare to this day.
Chris McNab is a writer who has published more than 30 books, including The Great Book of Guns; How to Survive
Anything, Anywhere; The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War; Modern Military Uniforms; The SAS Mental Endurance
Handbook; and Special Forces Survival Guide.
History/Military • 9780752462059

The Hovercraft Story
Ashley Hollebone
The full story behind the simplest yet most futuristic of crafts
The hovercraft has a multitude of uses across numerous arenas, including
leisure cruising and Formula 1 racing; it has modernized travel and saved
many lives, boasting zero fatalities in accidents, yet despite all this little has
been written about this most humble craft. This colorful book decisively redresses the balance and with a detailed history, unpublished photographs from
the Hovercraft Museum archives, and diagrams comprehensively reveals the
story behind the versatile hovercraft.
Ashley Hollebone is a transportation journalist who has written for many
magazines including the Independent, Top Gear, and What Car?
Technology/History • 9780752461281


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The Mini Story
Giles Chapman
A unique look at the development of the Mini—the tiny car that was voted
the second most influential car of the century
The latest in the highly illustrative Story series offers the fun and fascinating complete story of the Mini, from its 1950s origins to its enduring appeal. This light-hearted romp through the world of Minis, explores the history
and development of the car, as well as offering juicy snippets and fascinating quotes, perfect for anyone who loves this iconic vehicle.
Giles Chapman is an award-winning writer and commentator on the industry,
history, and culture of cars. He’s the former editor of Classic & Sports Car,
the world’s bestselling classic car magazine, and is the author of more than
15 books including Car Emblems, Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary
Automobiles, and Top Gear: My Dad Had One Of Those.
Transportation • 90 Color Photos • 9780752462820 • February

The VW Camper Story
Giles Chapman
A unique look at the development of the Volkswagon van
An award-winning transportation writer tells the complete story of the VW
Camper, from its origins in 1950 to its continuing appeal today. Full of
juicy snippets and fascinating quotes, this book will be of great interest
to anyone who loves the VW Camper. Plenty of colorful images chart the
transformation and social history of this iconic vehicle.
Giles Chapman is an award-winning writer and commentator on the industry, history, and culture of cars. He’s the former editor of Classic &
Sports Car, the world’s bestselling classic car magazine, and is the author
of more than 15 books including Car Emblems, Illustrated Encyclopedia
of Extraordinary Automobiles, and Top Gear: My Dad Had One Of Those.
Transportation • 90 Color Photos • 9780752462813 • February

The Tractor Story
Duncan Wherrett
From the steam engine to the turbo diesel—more than 100 years of tractor development
More than 70 different tractors are shown in this photographic history, many
in action and in many different countries. It traces their development from the
first steam engines on wheels which used belts to drive farm machinery and
developed into traction engines, used on farms by pulling a plough on cables
between two engines. Moving into the 20th-century, it discusses stationary internal combustion engines which began to be put on wheels and moved around
a farm to drive threshing machines by belt. Firms like Allis-Chalmers, Benz,
Lloyd, Jelbart, Glasgow, Fordson, Bates, and Hart-Parr are remembered, famous names which have faded away or been taken over. A few companies, such
as Case and Massey, started in the middle of the 19th-century and continue today on a global scale. John Deere started making ploughs in 1837 and is now the largest manufacturer in the world. Developments which have caused a giant leap forward
are discussed, such as the use of rubber pneumatic tyres rather than metal wheels, turbo-charged diesel engines, and the hydraulic three-point hitch system designed by Ferguson, which is still used today in some form on most modern machines.
Duncan Wherrett is a professional photographer.
Transportation/History • 100 Color Photos • 9780752461984 • December


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The Classic Military Vehicles Story
Chris McNab
From jeeps and land rovers to tanks and halftracks—the development of
the greatest military vehicles in history
Through statistics, action accounts, and time lines, this book charts the development of farm vehicles into weapons of war in the form of tanks during the World War I, and civilian motor vehicles into fast-moving, mobile
weapons units. It traces how such vehicles changed the way wars are fought,
enabling the rapid deployment of soldiers and weapons through changing
terrain. Each section of the book looks at a different type of vehicle, including
the Willy’s Jeep, Honey Tank, International Halftrack, Dodge Weapons Carrier, Austin Champ, DUKW, Bren Gun Carrier, Thornycroft Big Ben, and
Land Rover, as well as many more.
Chris McNab is a writer and editor who specializes in military history and technology. He has published more than 30
books, including The Great Book of Guns; How to Survive Anything, Anywhere; The Illustrated History of the Vietnam
War; Modern Military Uniforms; The SAS Mental Endurance Handbook; and Special Forces Survival Guide.
40 Color Photos • 45 B/W Photos • 9780752462042 • December • $15.95 (Can $17.95)

The Cunard Story
Chris Frame and Rachelle Cross
The “Story” treatment is given to the name that is synonymous with the
most famous ocean liners in the world—a must-have addition to any maritime library
The history of this iconic Atlantic passenger line is detailed, from the early
days of Samuel Cunard’s Britannia, to the world’s largest ocean liner, Queen
Mary 2. Following the company’s 170-year history, this brightly illustrated
book begins with the early days of the paddle steamer, through to Cunard’s
efforts in World War I (Mauretania and Aquitania) as well as World War II
(Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth). No history of Cunard would be complete without detailing QE2, the longest-serving ocean liner of all time, and
her role in the Falklands campaign. The story ends with the current Queens: QM2, QV, and the new QE.
Chris Frame and Rachelle Cross collaborated previously on QE2: A Photographic Journey, The QE2 Story, QM2: A Photographic Journey, and The QM2 Story.
100 Color Photos • 9780752459141 • January • $14.95 (Can $16.95)

The Hornet Story
Tony Holmes
The story of the revolutionary strike-fighter that has been at the forefront of American air combat for nearly three decades
From failed Air Force fighter to the Navy’s “universal soldier,” this history
chronicles the evolution of the Hornet. Built to replace both the A-7 Corsair
II light attack aircraft and the F-4 Phantom II fighter in Navy service, the
F/A-18 evolved from Northrop’s YF-17 in the late 1970s. Production aircraft
reached the Navy in May 1980, with the Marine Corps receiving Hornets
two years later. More than 800 examples would eventually be built for American service, with a further 500 aircraft being sold to seven export customers.
Still very much in frontline use with the Navy and Marine Corps today, the
“legacy” Hornet, as all non-Super Hornet variants have been dubbed, provides the backbone for carrier-based naval aviation.
Tony Holmes is an aviation expert whose books include Jane’s Vintage Aircraft Recognition Guide,
Jane’s U.S. Military Aircraft Recognition Guide, and Warbird Legends.
50 Color Photos • 50 B/W Photos • 9780752462691 • January • $14.95 (Can $16.95)


Arthurian Legends
Rosalind Kerven
Exquisitely illustrated with images by Arthur Rackham and others, this
definitive book of stories inspired by Arthurian legend includes detailed
and fascinating notes on the provenance and development of each story
The fascinating ancient tales featuring the Knights of the Round Table,
Wizard Merlin, King Arthur, and Queen Guinevere, with plots full of romance, adventure, and enchantment, are retold here to reflect their origins in oral history and appeal to a whole new generation of readers. Stories
include the Lady of Astolat, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Tristan and
Isolde, and the Enchantment of Merlin, many of which have been adapted
in modern cinema and remain a fascination within contemporary culture.
The book also features detailed notes on each story and discusses specific
places in Britain with Arthurian links.
Rosalind Kerven has written more than 50 books, including English Fairy
Tales and Legends. Her children’s titles include Aladdin, The Fairy-Spotters Handbook, and King Arthur.
Folklore & Mythology • 224 pp • 5.5 x 7.5 • 30 Color Illustrations
9781907892080 • October • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Cloth
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Emperor of the West
Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire
Hywel Williams
The life, times, and historical legacy of the man who created modern Europe
Every facet of the rule and legacy of one of the most remarkable rulers in European history
is explored in this magisterial new study. Through his foreign conquests and internal reforms,
Charlemagne is a defining figure of both Western Europe and the Middle Ages. Crowned
king of the Franks in 768, he expanded their kingdoms into an empire that incorporated
much of western and central Europe, recreating a single Christian imperium in the heartlands of the old Western Roman empire for the first time since the decline and fall of that
polity in the late fifth-century AD. After his imperial coronation Charlemagne was seen as
a rival, in power and majesty, of the Byzantine Emperor in Constantinople. Charlemagne’s
empire, and the cultural golden age that is associated with it, encouraged the formation of
a common European identity. This study is a major contribution to early medieval history,
and is essential reading for anyone interested in the wider history of Europe.
Hywel Williams is a noted historian, columnist, and the author of Cassell’s Chronology of
World History, Great Speeches of Our Time, and History’s Most Magnificent Rulers.
History/Biography • 480 pp • 5 x 8 • 8 B/W Photos • 8 Color Photos
9780857381620 • November • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Quercus

A True History
Fiona Watson
A respected historian of medieval Scotland releases the authentic historical Macbeth from
a prison of literary and folkloric myth
“Watson is a fine historian and in this well-executed biography of one of Scotland’s
most famous kings she reveals that the real monarch of the 11th-century bears little resemblance to Shakespeare’s famous creations. . . . A fascinating read through Scotland’s
Middle Ages.” —Big Issue
“She does an excellent job of setting the stage for her hero with her thorough survey of
the period in which he lived and discussion of the nature of early medieval kingship.”
—Sunday Times
Thanks to Shakespeare, the name Macbeth has become a byword for political ambition realized by bloody violence. Fiona Watson has uncovered, buried beneath the layers of myth,
a history that is entirely different from, but just as extraordinary as, that recounted by Shakespeare. As ruler of Alba (Scotland) Macbeth sat on one of the longest-established thrones in
Western Europe. It is true that he killed Duncan, the previous king, but this was the normal,
if brutal, method of regime change in Dark Age Scotland. The reality is that Macbeth quickly
established himself as an effective and popular ruler. As a Celtic warrior-king, he was responsible
for the maintenance of his people’s dominance of northern Britain. A friend to the Church
and valiant protector of his people, the real Macbeth epitomized the contemporary model of
vigorous medieval kingship. His fascinating story, long overdue in the telling, is done full justice in this authoritative and compelling narrative.
Fiona Watson is a historian, a writer, and a broadcaster. She is the author of Scotland, A History and Under the Hammer: Edward I and Scotland, 1296–1305. She has hosted many television and radio series, including a radio program on Macbeth.
Biography/History • 336 pp • 5 x 8 • 15 B/W Photos
9780857381606 • November • $13.95 (Can $15.95) Paper • Quercus


Homer’s Secret Odyssey
Florence Wood and Kenneth Wood
The extraordinary story of the breaking of an Ancient Greek code
Homer is renowned as the finest of the storytellers who for countless generations passed down
by word of mouth the myths and legends of Ancient Greece. Yet, for some 2,500 years, there have
been persistent folk memories that his genius extended far beyond literature and that scientific
knowledge was hidden in his stories of heroes, villains, gods, ghosts, monsters, and witches. Research now reveals that at a time when the Greeks did not have a written script, Homer concealed
an astonishing range of learning about calendar making and cycles of the sun, moon, and planet
Venus in the Odyssey, his epic of the Fall of Troy and the adventures of the warrior-king Odysseus.
Florence Wood and Kenneth Wood have coauthored four books with historical themes, including Homer’s Secret Iliad: The Epic of the Night Skies Decoded.
History/Literary Criticism • 240 pp • 6 x 9 • 50 B/W Illustrations
9780752460413 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • The History Press

The Last Legionary
Life as a Roman Soldier in Britain AD400
Paul Elliott
A meticulously detailed account of life as a Roman legionary in the last days of the Roman
Empire—from battle to rations, camp duties to clothing
In 400 AD, Roman rule in Britain was collapsing as the thinly stretched empire was besieged on
all sides. This guide explores all aspects of Late Roman military life, from recruitment to weaponry,
marriage to wages, warfare to religion. It explores the world of the Roman soldier through the
eyes of one man, posted to a British garrison at the edge of the empire, and follows the soldier’s
life through training, battle, marriage, and business dealings, finally following him south as he
leaves Britain for good in defense of Rome. When the legionary finally escapes the worst posting in the Roman Empire, it is only to join what effectively became a death march over the Alps,
without food or shelter. Readers of this mesmerizing account will know what it was like to face
the chanted battle cry and the charge and slashing axes of the Goths, and why the order “March
out!” was so terrifying.
Paul Elliott is the author of Brotherhoods of Fear: A History of Violent Organizations and Warrior Cults: A History of Magical, Mystical and Murderous Organizations.
History/Military • 240 pp • 5 x 8 • 32 B/W Photos
9780752459271 (Replaces 9781862273634) • September • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper
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The Last Days of Richard III
John Ashdown-Hill
What Richard III did in his last five months, what happened to his body, and how his DNA was
found in Canada
“An essential read for Ricardians and all interested in studying the Wars of the Roses, here
accessible to them without being marred by hundreds of years of interpretations, rumors, and
biases.” —Library Journal
A new and uniquely detailed exploration of Richard’s last 150 days explores these events from the
standpoint of Richard himself and his contemporaries. By deliberately avoiding the hindsight knowledge that he will lose the Battle of Bosworth Field, this book presents a new Richard—no passive
victim, awaiting defeat and death, but a king actively pursuing his own policies and agenda. It also
reexamines the aftermath of Bosworth—the treatment of Richard’s body, his burial, and the construction of his tomb. Based on newly discovered evidence and wider insights it explores the motives underlying these events. And there is the fascinating story of why and how Richard III’s DNA
was rediscovered, alive and well, and living in Canada. This is a stimulating and thought-provoking
account of the end of Richard’s life—even readers very familiar with his short life will discover a
new and fascinating picture of him.
John Ashdown-Hill is a historian and a member of the Royal Historical Society, the Society of Genealogists, the Richard III Society, and the Centre Européen d’Etudes Bourguignonnes. He is the
author of Richard III’s ‘Beloved Cousyn.’
Biography/History • 192 pp • 5 x 8 • 40 B/W Photos
9780752459608 • September • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • The History Press


In the Footsteps of William Wallace
In Scotland and Northern England
Alan Young
Photographs by Michael J. Stead
A superbly illustrated journey through the landscape and events of the life of the iconic
Scottish knight who was brought to life in the film Braveheart
For nearly 700 years debate has raged over the true nature of William Wallace and his role
in Scotland’s turbulent history—was he the Braveheart of Blind Harry’s legendary account,
the bold, but savage, hero of the Scottish wars, or, as some contemporary chroniclers attested,
was he nothing but a villainous thief and vagrant fugitive? This book draws on a wide range
of contemporary and modern sources to look behind the figure of legend to find Wallace’s
true character. It traces Wallace’s journey from his modest upbringing in south-west Scotland
and his first victory as a “guerilla” leader and military commander at Stirling Bridge to his
painful death seven years later, including his “invasion” of Northumberland and Cumberland. This is an essential traveling companion for a journey through Wallace’s kingdom and
to learn more about the myth and the man.
Alan Young and Michael J. Stead previously collaborated on In the Footsteps of Robert Bruce.
History/Biography • 208 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 80 Color Photos • 100 B/W Photos
9780752456386 • October • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • The History Press

Tudor Survivor
The Life & Times of Courtier William Paulet
Margaret Scard
A captivating portrait of a great man who for many years held the purse strings of England,
and both witnessed and was instrumental in the greatest events of the period
From the Siege of Boulogne to the execution of two queens, the Reformation, and the beginnings of Elizabeth’s Golden Age, Paulet was there, and the story of his fascinating life reveals
both the nature of life at the Tudor court and the birth of the modern nation state. The ultimate courtier, Henry Paulet served at the courts of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary, and Elizabeth for an astonishing 46 years and was one of the men responsible for introducing the changes
in religious, economic, and social issues which shaped England as it is today. He was a judge
at the trials of Fisher, More, and the alleged accomplices of Anne Boleyn, and though born a
commoner, by his death he was the senior peer in England and, as Lord High Treasurer, he held
one of the most influential positions at court.
Margaret Scard works as an interpretative historian at Hampton Court Palace.
Biography/History • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 15 Color Photos
9780752459424 • October • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • The History Press

Wellington’s Right Hand
Rowland, Viscount Hill
Joanna Hill
From the shadow of Wellington, a compelling portrait of a great soldier of the Napoleonic
Wars and one of history’s forgotten heroes
One of the most unlikely soldiers of his day, Rowland, Viscount Hill was imaginative, intelligent, and brave. He fought some of the most famous battles in military history, and this book
traces his career. Frequently leading from the front in some of the Napoleonic Wars’ most deadly
battles, Hill was given his own “detached” corps with which he fought his way through Spain,
Portugal, and France. He became so indispensible to Wellington that when the great man was
asked to let Hill leave the Peninsula to lead an army elsewhere, he retorted “Would you cut
off my right hand?” Based on the Hill’s own papers, including his correspondence with Napoleon,
and a wide range of primary and secondary sources, this work will have great appeal for students of the period and Napoleonic enthusiasts alike.
Joanna Hill is the author of The Hills of Hawkstone and spent several years working for the
Institute of Fine Arts in New York. She is the great, great, great niece of Lord Hill and as such
has unique access to the family papers.
Biography/Military • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 30 Color Photos • 16 B/W Photos
9780752459172 • September • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • The History Press


Joan of Arc
A Military Leader
Kelly Devries
A world authority on warfare in the Middle Ages offers a fresh insight into the military
skills of the young girl who led the French Army to victory
In 1428 a young girl from a small French village approached the royal castle of Vaucouleurs
with a now famous tale. Heavenly voices, she said, had told her to seek out the Dauphin, Charles,
so that he might give her an army with which to deliver France from its English occupiers. The
ensuing tale of Joan’s military success is told here in a gripping and authoritative narrative.
Previous works have concentrated on the religious and feminist aspects of Joan’s career; this
is the first to address the vital issue of what it was that made her the heroine she became.
Kelly Devries is a historian specializing in warfare of the Middle Ages. His books include Infantry Warfare in the Early Fourteenth Century and Medieval Military Technology. He has been
featured on the History Channel, and is a history professor at Loyola University–Maryland in
Baltimore, Maryland.
Biography/History • 252 pp • 5 x 8 • 25 B/W Photos
9780752460611 (Replaces 9780750927871) • October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper
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Shooting the Front
Allied Aerial Reconnaisance in the First World War
Terrence Finnegan
A meticulously researched history of British, French, and American aerial surveillance on the
Western Front
World War I marked the beginning of the era of modern warfare, a conflict that demanded revolutionary technology to break the vicious stalemate in which the armies of Europe found themselves. One such technology was aerial reconnaissance and photography, which together with
the growing use of phone tapping and radio intercepts, changed the nature of war forever. Describing the evolution of aerial photography during World War I, this text is packed with data,
information, and meticulous research from essential archives including the National Archives
in College Park, Maryland and London’s National Archives. It shows not only how important
aerial reconnaissance was to the war effort, but also how it became the foundation for modern-day exploitation of imagery and geospatial intelligence used to guide today’s decision makers on global issues, and shaped intelligence work for generations to come.
Terrence Finnegan served 30 years in parallel careers in the Air Force Reserve and in the Department of Defense as a senior level civil servant supporting NATO and NORAD alliances. He has written
articles for Over the Front, Over the Top, and Studies in Intelligence. He lives in Sacramento, California.
History/Technology • 448 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 25 Color Photos • 250 B/W Photos
9780752460529 • September • $44.95 (Can $49.95) Cloth • The History Press

In the Highest Traditions of the Royal Navy
The Life of Captain John Leach MVO DSO
Matthew B. Wills
Foreword by Admiral Sir Jock Slater GCB LVO DL
Edited by Lieutenant Commander Douglas Hadler RN
The biography of a lauded war hero who went down with his ship
John Leach embodied the best of the service, and truly was in “the highest traditions of the Royal
Navy”—this biography analyzes the influences which shaped him and led him to his heroic end.
On December 10, 1941, the Royal Navy battleship HMS Prince of Wales was sunk by Japanese
bombers in the South China Sea. Among the several hundred men who went down with her was
her Captain, John Leach, who had fought against frightful odds and to the very end. This book
traces his life from his time at Royal Naval College through his time as commander during the
Battle of the Denmark Strait, and stands as an authoritative portrait of one of the service’s finest.
Matthew B. Wills is the author of A Diminished President, The Lindbergh Report, and Wartime
Missions of Harry L. Hopkins. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Admiral Sir Jock Slater
CGB LVO DL served as First Sea Lord and was Equerry to HM The Queen.
Biography/Military • 192 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 20 B/W Photos
9780752459929 • September • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • The History Press


Hitler’s Foreign Executioners
Europe’s Dirty Secret
Christopher Hale
How and why more than one million non-Germans joined Hitler’s “war of annihilation”
Revealing for the first time Heinrich Himmler’s master plan for Europe, this book discusses
his dream of an SS empire with no place for either the Nazi Party or Adolf Hitler. His astonishingly ambitious plan depended on the recruitment of tens of thousands of “Germanic” peoples to build an “SS Europa.” This book, researched in archives all over Europe and using
first-hand testimony, exposes Europe’s dirty secret—that nearly half a million Europeans and
more than a million Soviet citizens enlisted in the armed forces of the Third Reich—to fight
a crusade against “Jewish-Bolshevism.” No other historian has examined the connections between these SS “foreign legions” (both police and Waffen-SS) and the Holocaust. Even today,
some apologists claim that the foreign volunteers were merely soldiers “like any other” and
fought a decent war against Stalin’s Red Army. Christopher Hale demonstrates conclusively
that these surprisingly common views are mistaken.
Christopher Hale is a writer and television documentarian whose previous book, Himmler’s
Crusade, won the prestigious Giuseppe Mazotti Prize in 2006. He has produced and directed
programs for the BBC and the Discovery Channel.
History/Military • 448 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 15 Color Photos • 15 B/W Photos
9780752459745 • October • $36.95 (Can $39.95) Cloth • The History Press

Nazi Princess
Hitler, Lord Rothermere and Princess Stephanie von Hohenlohe
Jim Wilson
The full story of the woman of Jewish descent who spied for Hitler among British high
society, persuaded the Daily Mail to support the Nazis, and was awarded the Gold Cross
of the Nazi Party
Stefanie von Hohenlohe was born to a middle-class Viennese family and of partly Jewish descent. After marrying and divorcing a German prince, she became a close confidante of Hitler,
Göring, Himmler (who declared her an “honorary Aryan”), and von Ribbentrop. After arriving in London in 1932, she moved in the most exclusive circles, arranging the visits of the
Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Lord Halifax to Germany in 1937. Most notoriously, she
was paid a retainer of £5,000 per year by Lord Rothermere, owner of the Daily Mail and the
Daily Mirror and an open supporter of the Nazi regime. In 1939 she fled to the U.S.; a memo
to President Roosevelt described her as a spy “more dangerous than ten thousand men.” This
new biography uses recently declassified MI5 files and FBI memos to examine what motivated
both Stefanie and Rothermere, shedding light on the murky goings-on behind the scenes in
Britain, Germany, and the U.S. before and during World War II.
Jim Wilson served in the RAF before spending 40 years in print and television journalism, retiring as director of news for Anglia Television. His great-aunt introduced Stephanie von Hohenlohe to Rothermere.
Biography/History • 192 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 10 B/W Photos
9780752461144 • December • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • The History Press


Operation Barbarossa
Hitler’s Invasion of Russia 1941
David M. Glantz
An expert explains the operation that changed the course of World War II
Here, David Glantz challenges the time-honored explanation that poor weather, bad terrain, and Hitler’s
faulty strategic judgment produced German defeat, and reveals how the Red Army thwarted the German Army’s dramatic and apparently inexorable invasion before it achieved its ambitious goals. On
June 22, 1941, Hitler unleashed his forces on the Soviet Union. Spearheaded by four powerful Panzer
groups and protected by an impenetrable curtain of air support, the seemingly invincible Wehrmacht
advanced from the Soviet Union’s western borders to the immediate outskirts of Leningrad, Moscow,
and Rostov in the shockingly brief period of less than six months. The sudden, deep, relentless German advance virtually destroyed the entire peacetime Red Army and captured almost 40 percent of
European Russia before expiring inexplicably at the gates of Moscow and Leningrad.
David M. Glantz is a leading expert on the Eastern Front during World War II. He is the author of
many books, including Armageddon in Stalingrad, The Battle of Kursk, and When Titans Clashed.
He lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
History/Military • 320 pp • 5 x 8 • 40 B/W Photos
9780752460703 (Replaces 9780752432816) • October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • The History Press

Ein Volk, Ein Reich
Nine Lives Under the Nazis
Louis Hagen
Through the lives of nine ordinary Germans, Louis Hagen provides a salutary and unforgettable record of the German people in the shadow of the swastika
When Louis Hagen returned to Berlin immediately after the war, he had survived incarceration and
torture in a German concentration camp as well as the Battle of Arnhem, seen his family flee their
home, and had many relatives die at the hands of the Third Reich. He wanted to understand why
so many Germans had welcomed the Nazi Party, and whether they were they now humbled and
wiser. Hagen interviewed nine people he had known before the war who represented a wide spectrum of German society—an SA officer, a businessman, a doctor, a socialite, a journalist, a professional soldier, an SS wife, a member of the Hitler Youth, and a mischling, or half Jew. Four were
Nazis, three were collaborators, and two were anti-Nazi. How could the Baroness sent to Theriesenstadt concentration camp hold salons for ex-Nazis after the war? The very fact that none of these
people was a high-ranking Nazi official or a survivor of the Holocaust provides an insight into the
Third Reich that is a revelation even for those who know this period of history intimately.
Louis Hagen (1916–2000), born into a Jewish banking family, was sent to Schloss Lichtenburg concentration camp for writing
an anti-Nazi joke on a postcard to his sister. A high-ranking Nazi judge and friend of the family got him out and he escaped to
England. He is the author of several books, including Arnhem Lift based on that experience.
History/Biography • 288 pp • 6 x 9
9780752459790 • September • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper • The History Press

Rocket and Jet Aircraft of the Third Reich
Terry C. Treadwell
The design, development, and application of the Nazi aircraft—a story of technological genius harnessed by the pressures of war
Throughout much of World War II the Nazis’ military technology was far more advanced than
anything the Allies could produce. Here, an aviation historian tells the story of the planes and
weaponry that represented the cutting edge of aviation technology, detailing their design, development, and application, and the struggles of those who built them. German scientists and
engineers were always under pressure from the German High Command during the conflict, and
as it drew to a close they were caught between the Allies who wished to control them, and the
SS who would stop at nothing to prevent them falling into Allied hands. This book provides unrivalled insight into the aircraft that made Germany an almost indomitable enemy.
Terry C. Treadwell is a former research and project officer for the RAF Museum, and is the author of German Fighter Aces of World War One and Stepping Stones to the Stars.
Military/History • 192 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 200 B/W Photos
9780752461090 • November • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • The History Press


The Hard Way
Surviving Shamshuipo POW Camp 1941–45
Major John Ebbage
Edited by Andrew Robertshaw
The diary of the inhabitant of a notorious POW camp reveals shocking breaches of the Geneva
convention while highlighting the incredible ingenuity and resourcefulness of Allied soldiers
Major Vic Ebbage was a Colonel with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, serving in Hong Kong in
1941, when his garrison was attacked by the Japanese Army. He was captured and taken prisoner
to the notorious Hong Kong death camp, Shamshuipo, where he was held from December 30, 1941
to August 1945. His story is an extraordinary one of survival against all the odds, as well as a story
of how a group of men worked together to improve conditions in the camp for their fellow prisoners. They were offered nothing by their captors but the constant command to “improvise,” which
they learned to do by recycling salvaged materials into everything from homemade nails, cooking
pots, and plates, to surgical instruments, beds, and nesting boxes. His diary demonstrates how individuals can work together in an almost unimaginable adversity to improve life for their fellow
people, and how imagination and innovation can flourish in even the worst conditions. This story
is a model of care, humanity, and inventiveness.
Andrew Robertshaw is a museum curator, military historian, author, and broadcaster. He has written five books about aspects
of military history, including Somme 1 July 1916 and is a subject matter expert for the British army. He has hosted several shows
on World War I for the BBC.
Autobiography/Military • 288 pp • 5 x 8 • 60 B/W Photos
9780752460642 • October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • The History Press

The Battle of Matapan 1941
The Trafalgar of the Mediterranean
Mark Simmons
A new assessment of one of the Royal Navy’s greatest victories
Including a new look at Axis strategy, this book explores the remarkable victories of Taranto and
Matapan as seen through the eyes of the men who manned the ships and flew the aircraft of the
Mediterranean Fleet. In March 1941, the Royal Navy scored one of the greatest one-sided victories against the Italian Fleet the Regia Marina at Matapan, bringing to an end six months of
remarkable success for the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean. When France fell and Italy declared
war on Britain, Admiral Dudley Pound had wanted to evacuate the Mediterranean altogether and
concentrate on home defense, but Churchill overruled him, making the Mediterranean the focus
of British land operations for four years, reliant on the Royal Navy.
Mark Simmons served in the Royal Marines and has written widely on naval/military and travel
subjects for publications. He is a correspondent for Warships International Fleet Review.
History/Military • 192 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 20 B/W Photos
9780752458298 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • The History Press

The Battle of the Atlantic
Marc Milner
A major reinterpretation of the most important military campaign of World War II
“The most comprehensive short survey of the U-boat battles.” —Sir John Keegan, author,
The First World War
World War II was only a few hours old when the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest campaign of
World War II and the most complex submarine war in history, began with the sinking of the
unarmed passenger liner Athenia by the German submarine U30. Based on the mastery of the
latest research and written from a mid-Atlantic—rather than the traditional Anglocentric—perspective, Marc Milner focuses on the confrontation between opposing forces and the attacks on
Allied shipping that lay at the heart of the six-year struggle. Against the backdrop of the battle
for the Atlantic lifeline he charts the fascinating development of U-boats and the techniques used
by the Allies to suppress and destroy these stealth weapons.
Marc Milner is a history professor whose other books include North Atlantic Run and The
U-Boat Hunters. He lives in New Brunswick, Canada.
History/Military • 256 pp • 5 x 8 • 78 B/W Photos
9780752461878 (Replaces 9780752433325) • October • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Paper • The History Press


Darkest Before Dawn
U-482 and the Sinking of Empire Heritage 1944
John Peterson
The full story of one of the greatest Allied shipping losses of World War II
For the first time, this book describes how U-482 managed to slip undetected into the busy shipping lanes of the North Channel and carry out the last great U-boat patrol of the war. In the autumn of 1944 World War II was coming to an end, and the U-boats in the Atlantic had been beaten
back through a massive program of Allied shipbuilding combined with tactical, technological, and
intelligence improvements. The threat to Allied shipping had diminished but not disappeared, and
a lone U-boat on its first active patrol slipped into the North Channel—in just a few days five ships
lay broken on the seabed including the Empire Heritage, one of the largest Allied ships lost in the
entire war. Also lost was a rescue ship attacked while trying to rescue survivors from the Empire
Heritage; the Jacksonville, an American tanker sailing out of New York; and a RN corvette sent to
hunt the U-boat down. This is the story of the attack, the aftermath, and the men involved.
John Peterson has written many articles for Scottish Island Explorer, Shetland Life, and The
New Shetlander.
History/Military • 192 pp • 6 x 9 • 30 B/W Photos
9780752458830 • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • The History Press

U-Boats Attack!
The Battle of the Atlantic Witnessed by the Wolf Packs
Jak P. Mallman Showell
Readers can view the Battle of the Atlantic through U-boat periscopes thanks to incredible
eyewitness accounts bringing to life the horror of this war below and above sea
Readers will taste the salt, smell the nauseating stench of the U-boats, and hear orders being whispered quietly while diving back in time to the horrendous inhumanity of the Battle of the Atlantic. The longest continuous military campaign of the Second World War, raging from 1939 to
1945, the Battle of the Atlantic saw the might of the Royal Navy pitted against the Kriegsmarine. The Germans’ secret weapon was their fleet of U-boats—they had the largest fleet of submarines in the world, enabling them to play cat and mouse with the Allied forces to devastating
effect. They would hunt in “wolf-packs” and would prey on merchant shipping and naval vessels. This startling book tells the story of this battle as viewed through the conning towers of
these U-boats. It is written as the action unfolded, using surviving logs.
Jak P. Mallmann Showell is a naval historian, a photographer, and the author of more than 40 books
on naval activity during World War II, including Hitler’s U-boat Bases and Wolfpacks at War.
History/Military • 224 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 30 B/W Photos
9780752461885 • December • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper • The History Press

An End of War
Fatal Final Days to VE Day 1945
Ken Tout
Soldier’s-eye-views of the final fanatical battles of World War II include the legendary battles
of the Bulge and Crossing the Rhine told through U.S., Canadian, and British troops
Using his own experiences and interviews with many veterans, Ken Tout explores how the last
gasps of the German Army actually saw some of the fiercest and most fanatical fighting of the
whole war. This last year of war is filled with stories from the tragedy of whole groups of men
being frozen to death in battle areas to the triumph of logistics, ingenuity, and bravery. Fighting
continued up to VE Day in May and some units were in action for days longer as confusion reigned
about the enemy surrender. Even after the fighting had finished, the war was not over for these
men who had to round up and guard German prisoners of war, watch over thousands of displaced
people, and play “cat and mouse” along the new frontier established between the Soviet army and
the Western allies. As Iraq and Afghanistan have recently made clear, war does not necessarily end
when a ceasefire is declared.
Ken Tout served as a tank gunner and commander after D-Day 1944 in Normandy and Holland,
he was injured and evacuated. He has worked on several global aid projects, and has served as a consultant to the UN on aging.
His other books include The Bloody Battle for Tilly and A Fine Night for Tanks.
History/Military • 256 pp • 6 x 9.5 • 40 B/W Photos
9780752459134 • September • $27.95 (Can $30.95) Cloth • The History Press


The Other Schindlers
Why Some People Chose to Save Jews in the Holocaust
Agnes Grunwald-Spier
Foreword by Sir Martin Gilbert
The inspiring stories of courageous non-Jews who risked their own lives to save Jews from
the Holocaust
“Provides new insight into why these people were willing to risk so much to help the
most vulnerable. . . . From their heroic actions we can learn the full resonance of the
human spirit . . . an inspiring book that helps us piece together a portrait of the examplars of moral courage during the Holocaust and their motivations.”
—Jewish Book World
Thanks to Thomas Keneally’s book Schindler’s Ark, and the film based on it, Schindler’s List,
people have become more aware of the fact that, in the midst of Hitler’s extermination of the
Jews, courage and humanity could still overcome evil. While six million Jews were murdered
by the Nazi regime, some were saved through the actions of non-Jews whose consciences would
not allow them to pass by on the other side, and many are honored by Israel’s official memorial to Jewish Holocaust victims, Yad Vashem, as “Righteous among the Nations” for their
actions. As a baby, Agnes Grunwald-Spier was herself saved from the horrors of Auschwitz
by an unknown official, and is now a trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. She has collected the stories of 30 individuals who rescued Jews, providing a new insight into why these people were prepared to risk so much for their fellow men
and women. With a foreword by one of the leading experts on the subject, this is an ultimately uplifting account of how some
good deeds really do shine in a weary world.
Agnes Grunwald-Spier was born in Budapest in July 1944. She and her mother were sent to the ghetto there in November 1944,
and were liberated in January 1945. A former civil servant, she holds degrees in History & Politics and Holocaust Studies, and
is a trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, a member of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, a member of the Architects’ Registration Board, and a Justice of the Peace. She lives in Sheffield and London. Sir Martin Gilbert is a historian and the
author of more than 80 books, including The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War and
The Story of Israel.
History/Jewish Studies • 256 pp • 5 x 8 • 36 B/W Photos
9780752459677 (Replaces 9780752457062) • November • $16.95 (Can $18.95) New in Paper • The History Press

Fleeing from the Führer
A Postal History of Refugees from Nazism
William Kaczinski and Charmian Brinson
An extraordinary history of postcards and letters provides rare insight into how refugees
kept their culture and communities alive throughout the world
Written by a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany, this unique history and collection of correspondence shows the incredible nature of this worldwide emigration and the indomitable
spirit of these Jewish refugees. The Jewish flight from Nazi Germany was one of the largest
diasporas the world has ever seen, sparking an international refugee crisis that changed society and continues to shape cultures and communities today. The only lifeline these refugees
had was short postcards and letters to let each other know they were still alive. Much of this
mail was sent from internment camps which were established worldwide to deal with the
overwhelming number of asylum seekers. Each postcard is reproduced in full color, making
this a fascinating resource for the general reader, as well as those interested in Jewish history or postal history.
William Kaczinski came to England with his family in 1939 as a refugee from Nazi Germany.
He was interned, along with his mother and brother, for 10 months in Rushen Camp on the
Isle of Man. He has amassed a unique and important collection of World War II postal history artifacts, has written widely for philatelic publications, and has worked closely with the
British Library in compiling the collection featured in this book. Charmian Brinson is a professor of German Studies and a founding member of the Research Center for German and
Austrian Exile Studies.
History/Jewish Studies • 192 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 150 Color Photos
9780752461953 • December • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Cloth • The History Press


D-Day to Saint-Lô Through German Eyes
Vince Milano and Bruce Conner
Based on first-hand testimony, this is the story of how a single German division changed the course
of the invasion, and almost the war
In the cold morning of June 6, 1944, thousands of German soldiers were in position from Port
en Bessin eastwards past Colleville on the Normandy coast, aware that a massive invasion force
was heading straight for them, although according to Allied Intelligence, they shouldn’t have been
there. The presence of 352 Division meant that the number of defenders was literally double the
number expected—and on the best fortified of all the invasion beaches. This infantry division would
ensure the invaders would pay a massive price to take Omaha Beach. What makes this account
of the bloody struggle unique is that it is told from the German standpoint, using firsthand testimony of German combatants that were painstakingly collected by the authors over many years.
Vince Milano is a former U.S. infantryman and the author of The German Army Order of Battle 1918 and many articles for military magazines such as Combat and Living History. He lives
in Epping, New Hampshire. Bruce Conner is a military history researcher who gives military
history displays and talks with Vince Milano across the U.S. He lives in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.
History/Military • 288 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 200 B/W Photos
9780752459783 • September • $29.95 (Can $32.95) Cloth • The History Press

Operation Market Garden
The Legend of the Waal Crossing
Tim Lynch
A new interpretation of the wider military context of the doomed operation
Using first hand accounts, official records and previously unpublished documents, this history
examines the legend of the Waal Crossing and the truth behind it, revealing how a culture of elitism mixed with national and personal rivalries led to arguably the greatest Allied defeat of the
war. On September 20, 1944, U.S. paratroopers launched a desperate, near suicidal river-crossing in an effort to reach their airborne brethren trapped at Arnhem, only to see their efforts squandered by British tank crews who, instead of racing ahead, sat down to drink tea. The story of the
Waal crossing—as told by American veterans of the operation—has become a part of the Arnhem legend, a legend of of American professionalism wasted by British incompetence.
Tim Lynch is a regular contributor to magazines such as Britain at War and Military Illustrated
and is the author of Battlefield Archaeology and Dunkirk 1940: Whereabouts Unknown.
History/Military • 192 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 20 B/W Photos
9780752458250 • December • $24.95 (Can $27.95) Paper • The History Press

The Wall
The People’s Story
Christopher Hilton
The story of the Berlin Wall, from the perspective of the people who lived in its shadow, including
a new chapter on what happened after the wall came down
“The most complete narrative . . . of the Wall’s demise.” —Sunday Telegraph
For almost three decades, the Cold War was focused on Berlin, where the two (nuclear-armed) sides
were kept apart by a 12-foot wall, which had appeared almost overnight in August 1961. For a
generation, until its fall in November 1989, it not only divided the city of Berlin, but also symbolized the confrontation between capitalist West and socialist East. In this astonishing book, journalist Christopher Hilton collected the individual stories of those whose lives it affected, including
international politicians, American and British soldiers, East German border guards, and, most
importantly, the citizens of Berlin itself, West and East. Weaving their memories together into a
remarkable narrative, this is the extraordinarily vivid, occasionally harrowing, and often touching
story of a city divided, and of how it affected the lives of real people.
Christopher Hilton was a journalist and the author of more than 20 books, including After the
Berlin Wall, Hitler’s Olympics, and numerous titles on sports.
History/• 480 pp • 5 x 8 • 49 B/W Photos
9780752458335 (Replaces 9780750930550) • September • $19.95 (Can $21.95) Paper • The History Press


Written by experts for laymen, these volumes include key profiles, fact boxes, maps, and orders of battle, ensuring
the reader knows what happened and why at every battle in history.
Each: History/Military • 160 pp • 5 x 8 • 50 B/W Photos • $16.95 (Can $18.95) Cloth • The History Press

Battle Story: Battle of the Bulge 1944-45
Andrew Rawson
The story of one of the most decisive Allied victories of World War II
Clear and concise, this account of the dramatic days at the end of 1944 is supported by a
time line of events and orders of battle. In December 1944 the German military made their
final attempt to end World War II by throwing in all their reserves in a desperate effort to
shatter the Allied lines. After breaking through the American-held sector in the Ardennes, two
Panzer armies headed for the bridges over the River Meuse. However, a combination of poor
planning, bad weather, torturous terrain, and above all, the determined defense of such key
towns and villages as Bastogne and St. Vith, delayed the advance. The Allies were able to hold
the northern and southern shoulders of the attack, hemming the Germans in. The Bulge had
been created, and as the fortunes of battle were reversed, the Allies struck back.
Andrew Rawson has written numerous military history books, including Battleground Europe: Walcheren, Bridge at Remagan, and The Vietnam War Handbook.
9780752462684 • December

Battle Story: Isandlwana 1879
Edmund Yorke
The first major encounter between the British Army and Zulu Kingdom—one of Britain’s
greatest military disasters
Putting the reader at the forefront of the action, this is the story of January 22, 1879, when
a 20,000-strong Zulu army attacked 1,700 British and colonial forces—spears and shields
clashing with the latest military technology. Despite being poorly equipped, the numerically
superior Zulu force crushed the British troops, killing 1,300 men, while only losing 1,000 of
their own warriors. It was a humiliating defeat for the British Army, who had been poorly
trained and had underestimated their enemy. The defeat ensured that the British had a renewed
respect for their opponents and changed their tactics from a straight, linear formation to an
entrenched system or close order formations. The defeat caused consternation throughout the
British Empire, who had assumed that the Zulu were no match for the British Army—thus
the army was greatly reinforced and went on to victory at Rorke’s Drift.
Edmund Yorke is the author of Rorke’s Drift 1879 and Zulu!: The Battle for Rorke’s Drift,
and he was the historical consultant for the History Channel/Discovery Channel television
documentary on Rorke’s Drift.
9780752462011 • January


Early Aviation Disasters
The World’s Major Airliner Crashes before 1950
David Gero
A prequel to the successful Aviation Disasters, covering crashes prior to 1950
Using the same format as its predecessor, this book examines major aviation catastrophes
that occurred in the early days of commercial flight, prior to 1950. Long before the days
of wide-bodied jets and supersonic travel, two, three, and four-engine airplanes; flying boats;
and airships made their way over land and sea, connecting cities, countries, and continents
in what was a then revolutionary mode of transport. Some of these flights ended in tragedy,
and these catastrophes are thoroughly reviewed in this illustrated book. The book recounts
the Hindenburg disaster in 1937, the disastrous mid-air collision between an airliner and
a fighter aircraft over Washington, DC in 1949, and the loss of the British Star Tiger and
Star Ariel transports, less than one year apart. Many other less well-known and even forgotten disasters are also covered in this fascinating new volume.
David Gero has more than 30 years experience as a writer and magazine editor and has
worked in television production for more than 25 years. He appeared as a consultant in a
Discovery Channel program on aviation accidents and is the author of Aviation Disasters.
Transportation/History • 176 pp • 6.5 x 10 • 50 B/W Photos
9780752459875 • October • $22.95 (Can $25.95) Paper • The History Press

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Special Forces
The Ultimate Guide to Survival
Robert Stirling
When you have been taken hostage or prisoner of war; when you have crawled out of a
downed helicopter behind enemy lines and the enemy is coming at you; or when your team
has been killed in a firefight in bandit country—this is the survival guide to read
If anything is put over your mouth, it is likely to be chloroform or a similar drug to put you
out. You have until you need to breathe to do something about this. . . . If someone grabs
you from behind, slouch down, then head-butt with the back of your head and stamp on their
instep. Turn and strike with your fist to the jaw, knife to the belly or draw and fire.
This is not a book about eating bugs and mushrooms. There are plenty of those around if
you want to become a boy scout. If you are, or want to be, a soldier—particularly a Special
Forces soldier—then this is the book you need to survive. Soldiers, undercover operatives,
security services, and even those backpacking or exporting goods into some parts of the world
could find themselves in serious trouble. Here, you will learn how to avoid being killed or
captured when things go wrong; escape if you are caught; steal food; steal transportation;
find your way home; and fight to kill in the dirtiest ways you can imagine.
Robert Stirling joined the British Army as a Junior Leader Paratrooper and later joined the
Rhodesian Army where he led his own unit of 200 men against Robert Mugabe. After the
fall of Rhodesia, Robert joined the South African Special Forces as an instructor.
Military • 288 pp • 6 x 9.5
9781843583875 (Replaces 9781844547838) • October • $14.95 (Can $16.95) Paper
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